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Buck up Singles – How singles can spend this Valentine’s day?



Over a Cappuccino with Sarvamangala Special Bonding - Till Eternity with Srinivas & Farha A Thriving Journey of Jitendra Chauhan Is Sexual Orientation a Sin? A discussion of Section 377


All you need is Love – Valentine’s Day Special

24 Wellbeing

Armored Arts – Trending Defense Arts

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Rohit Sethi, Ronak Bokadia & Hamed Khaleel


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Cuisine Safari – A glimpse at the new kitchens in the city


Pack Up! – To the most unexplored Islands of the world


EDITOR’S DESK Dear Readers, February, the month dedicated for spreading love! With Valentine’s Day and a lot more, this month is all about pampering your loved ones. Gone are those days when these days were restricted only to your partners, today people tend to celebrate these days more with friends, family or even children’s at home, after all it’s about spreading love no matter who it is for. Our special feature, “All you need is love,” is dedicated to everyone who believes in doing something special for people they love. Campus buzz section gives out great suggestion for all the young bloomers on how they can spend this day being single and have fun. Our cover story has bachelors & bachelorette who are young, wild and free. Read on to have more inside scoop of their lives. We decided to do something exclusive every month to spread awareness on issues we face in our day to day lives. This month we have perspective of people from various walks of life on “Gay Rights” which has been making headlines for some time now! In lifestyle, we bring you some appreciated personalities like Ms. Sarvamnagala “Over a Cappuccino” and share impeccable bonding of “Srinivas and Farah”. Not to forget the dime to riches story of- Jitendra Chauhan, who has worked hard and achieved a point of success with what we know today as Jade Blue. Food is what some people live for, and for such foodies we have Cuisine Safari that takes you around the city for some amazing delicacies, most of which have recently been launched! Fashion brings you a forecast of upcoming trends by top Bollywood designers who were in city with their latest collection. Talking about fashion, how can one leave out ‘Numaish’ Hyderabad’s very own definition of age old traditional exhibition. We went out on a shopping spree and got you glimpse of this well preserved tradition. Want a makeover? Check out our beauty section, where we got exclusive tips from an expert. Not forgetting being fit is as important as outer beauty, we have a fitness expert guiding you in a regime that will help you tone up and also make you an expert in defending yourself, in any situation. Lights are all about brightening up your abode, whether it’s a vintage chandelier or the latest LED lights, we have covered it all in our interiors section. Take the first holiday of the year or plan a romantic gateway with your spouse, as we list down some new and unexplored islands around the world. All this and lots more of gossip is available at your newsstand in ‘Tulip’.


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This year Tulip has been my savior. With so many weddings lined up in my family, I wasn’t able to figure out what is in and what is out. I wasn’t sure about my dress, hair, make up or for that matter anything. But Tulip’s wedding mantra is a one stop destination to solve all these problems. It gave me a precise idea of all the things I need to make the most of the wedding. So all I can say is, thanks Tulip. Rishika Rao, St Francis Degree College


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All rights reserved. Republishing in whole or part without written permission is prohibitted. All photographs, unless otherwise indicated, are used for illustrative purpose only. Publisher and Executive Editor’s Note: We make every effort to publish the magazine that is informative, entertaining and free of errors. We regret any omissions or inaccuracies, which are entirely unintentional. Please do bring to our notice any article that may be incorrect, or any photograph erroneously published. Also, we would be pleased to include any article or photograph that warrants our attention. We believe in the spirit of this city and its lively people and do hope our content bring only smiles on our reader’s face. As always, your suggestions are welcome.

Even though Tulip is of recent origin, it has understood the city trends extremely well. It caters to its target audience, Bang on! If I am a person new to the city and want to understand the place better, my guide would be Tulip. I can very confidently say so because when I was new to the city, Tulip made me understand the concept of Hyderabad and I am indebted to it for doing so. So for all the new bees in the city, Tulip can be your best friend. Praveen Kumar, PR person

I have been a sincere fashion follower and the only magazine that provides me with the fashion knowledge I need is Tulip. It has extremely high standards in fashion and only publishes the latest trends in the market. Not only does it give general fashion gyaan, but also provides with specifics as to where you can purchase them. So with Tulip in hand, anyone can be a fashion diva. Praneetha Tempalli, Engineer



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Aadi Chitra - An Exhibition of Tribal Painting, Kalakriti Art Gallery Road Number 10, 468 Banjara Hills, Ph: 040 6656 4466


Tropical crest Live At Hard Rock Café, GVK One Mall, Ground Floor, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Ph: (+91) 8008755000

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20 14 Film Acting Workshop Samahaara, Road No: 12, Banjara Hills, Ph: 8341120303 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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“The Souk - An Eclectic Bazaar” Time: 11 am to 7 pm, Ph: 040 2335 7863 venue: Sawa Cafe, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

“Quli: Dilon ka Shazaada” presented by Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Foundation, 7.30pm, Amphitheatre, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, (Gachibowli) Ph : + 91 40 23530791

Day Party with DJ Jay at Kismet, The Park, 22, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad, Ph: 23456789


Valentines at Alfresco, Hotel Taj Krishna, Road Number 1, Banjara Hills, Ph: 6666-2323


Chilling & Grilling 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM Chill Restaurant & Terrace, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, 8-2-409, Lobby Level, Road No. 6, Banjara Hills, Ph: (+91) 8978222662

23. Celebrity Cricket League, Lal Bahadur Stadium, Fateh Maidan Road, Hyderabad Upto 23rd February


Numaish Industrial Exhibition 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Ph: (+91) 40 24603015, (+91) 40 24603553, Exhibition Grounds, Mukarramjahi Road, Nampally, Hyderabad

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Valentines Themed Buffet at The Square, Novotel Hotels, Convention Centre, Hitech City, Ph: 66824422

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WHAT’S New? 13 Dhabha If you are missing some authentic Punjabi cuisine in Hyderabad then 13 Dhabha fulfills all your wishes. Their hearty intention is to serve the tastiest food with a big smile. They did a small experiment by selling Rajma Chawal to around 100-150 people. The funny thing was to sell them on a small open mini truck, customers really enjoyed that and encouraged to keep the drive continuous. Their main reason for selling Rajma Chawal in Hyderabad was to introduce “Dilli Da Swad in Hyderabad”. Start a tasteful of authentic Punjabi food at 13-DHABA with Chole Bhature, Rajma Chawal and Yummy Lassi. 1-72/3A, Andhra Bank Lane, Near H.P. Petrol Pump, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Ph: +91 9989640754

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt It is one of the most innovative yogurt parlors you will ever see, it’s funky and attractive. It is designed for efficiency, cleanliness and self-service. The store has five areas: kitchen (not visible to guests), yogurt wall, topping stations, service circle and indoor/outdoor seating. It emphasizes on service, friendliness and above all, guest satisfaction. Choose your own flavors and give them your favorite toppings and pay by weighing the grams of your customized yogurt dish. Grab a cup, enjoy the sweet ride! Near Land Rover Showroom, 243, Road No. 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Ph: 040 30512844 ext:472

Just Bake South India’s most awarded cake house is now in Hyderabad. Just Bake specializes in egg and egg-less cakes and they do for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasions. They make all types of delicious cakes including fresh cream cakes, butter cream cakes, icing cakes and chocolate cakes. The best service they have is, the cake is delivered to your door step. They have a variety of in-house cake classes available to book with onsite payment. Just Bake has an array of designed cakes & pastries customized for every occasion. Near Jubilee Hills Check Post, Beside To ICICI Bank Road Number 36, Jawahar Colony, Jubilee Hills, Ph: 098 85 858383

Mud-O-Tron Mud-O-Tron is an off-road ATV race track in Hyderabad that is the brain child of 5 youngsters- Jetender Singh Chauhan, Roshan Chandapeta, Ayush Jhawar, Shalivahan Reddy and Bharat Penmatcha. Your ideal day at Mud-O-Tron could range from a thrilling race on an ATV of your choice (Choose from a variety of ATVs depending on your familiarity with the bike) and a delicious bite of the best grub in town at the in-house coffee shop or just relax with your mates and cheer your friends as they race to the finish. Fancy that? Then make your way to Mud-O-Tron for the best racing experience in town. Before Cine planet, Hyderabad, Ph: 099 08 666300 12 FEBRUARY, 2014

Utsav Restaurant at Jubilee Hills Utsav Vegetarian Restaurant, most popular restaurant now expands to Jubilee Hills. It is a household name and the first choice for many food lovers in the twin cities. It is the winner of many awards such as Times Food Award, Diner’s Club International Food Utsav Award, AP Tourism Award of Excellence, etc. The restaurant is patronized by Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Harsha Bhogle, Viswanathan Anand and others. The new 6000 sq. ft. restaurant with 125 seating capacity offers delectable range of varied cuisines. It is also WiFi-enabled, which not many restaurants can offer. Beyond Best Western Jubilee Ridge Hotel, Towards Hitech City, Road No. 36, Jubilee Hills Extension. Ph: 040 65136544, +91 9030037244



Hepppp When a life is born, it brings a lot of cheer, emotions & celebrations. Hepppp is a high end store for kids which has diverse and innovative range of clothes for them. It is an absolute world of fashion for your little ones, offering parents an unrivalled retail experience. They are here to serve your children’s needs. From clothes to accessories, shoes and pretty little things with all the latest collection, they have it all. Heppp is a new level of luxury shopping for the new born, the beautiful angels & the smart brats. Road. No. 36, Jubilee Hills, Opp Reliance Digital, Ph: 23558722

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Glowtide Society Development Glowtide Society development is a non-profit organization which aims to collect leftover food from Corporate offices, hotels and restaurants and serve them to the hungry and homeless. They are inviting organizations and individuals to support and keep alive the noble cause by donating food, funds and volunteers. Ph: 7702209484, Email - id -

Blue Bottle Cafe located on the 4th floor of Accord Blue, next to Maharaja Chat has changed the face off roof top cafes with its different, simple and relaxing ambience. The Italian and Chinese serving cafe also serves some great milk shakes and mock tails, the Kit Kat shake there, is a special one & definitely to die for. If you haven’t visited this place it should be on your must visit list for sure. White & blue interiors will surely mesmerize you when you visit this unique cafe. Accord Blue, 4th Floor, Near Maharaja Chat, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur, Hyderabad Ph: 040 42616358, +91 9000060620 Hills Extension. Ph: 040 65136544, +91 9030037244

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The fashion and hair styling barren of the country, Jawed Habib was in the city for a day to enlighten budding hairstylists on many of his tricks and tactics. The one day seminar on fashion and hairstyling received tremendous response at Jawed Habib Institute of Hairstyling in Koti. The seminar was filled with young enthusiastic stylists wanting to learn every bit of technique from the ace hairstylist. Jawed Habib paid individual attention to each participant and cleared all their queries with utmost patience.


It was a treat to the eyes for every Hyderabadi when enchanted beauties engulfed The Park for the audition of Femina Miss India. The city that always has loads to offer in terms of talent, received an eliciting response, as young girls aspiring to win the coveted title gathered to grab a once in a lifetime opportunity of winning the crown. With a dynamic and holistic training program for the contestants, the gratification the winners stand to gain is expected to run into crores.


The city was reverberating to the beats of the Percussion King, Sivamani, Singer Runa Rizvi and the fastest Indian on keyboards Stephen Devassy. City music lovers made it a point to arrive at PBEL city grounds to witness this ‘Sangeet Saga’ and got mesmerized in it. These ustads brought in new sound to traditional sufi music and ghazals without taking away its essence. It was one musical night that would be remembered for years to come is what the audience say!


Jos Allukas recently came up with an online shopping website, for all the shopprers who would love to have a shopping experience that is just a click away. Mahesh Babu inaugurated the event and was seen interacting with the media regarding this. In today’s world when everything is completely online, even big stores like Jos Allukas are not behind in this aspect. Mahesh Babu is the brand ambassador of Jos Allukas and this event is a milestone in the history of the jewellery brand.


Filmfare, India’s most definitive publications on Indian cinema, and the country’s oldest and most established film magazine has managed to present the stars’ point of view to its readers, like no other, and has captured in the Glamorous Reliance Digital Filmfare calendar. Where will you find Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Chitangda Singh, Varun Dhawan all together? The Reliance Digital Filmfare calendar was launched by Chitrangda Singh.

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The month in which greeting cards companies turn into profit making machines, soft toys are sold more than tomatoes, honeymoon destinations are more jam-packed than local train stations, that time is here. In college as couples create moments for themselves and their partners this month, Sneha Mashetty is here to rescue all the singles and pitch them ten innovative things they can do this Valentine’s Day.

Host an Anti-Valentine’s dinner

Hit the road all by yourself

spirit of being single. Be the first to host an Anti-Valentine’s dinner and be the pioneer of your very own ritual.

Always cribbed about not having enough time and space for yourself? This is the time to explore your inner self. Pack your bags and hit the road, let it be any mode of transportation, or for any length of time, the only rule is that you should be all by yourself. Keeping yourself away from this self-consuming social world can do wonders. Try it and I’m sure you’ll love it.

If you are single this February 14th, there is no reason to let yourself low, instead celebrate singlehood! Call in all your single friends, cook an amazing meal together and celebrate the

Be secret Saint Valentine

Everyone is aware of the custom of secret Santa, but this Valentine’s Day be a secret Saint Valentine. How? Make a list of all the single friends of yours whom you had a crush always, but never gathered the guts to approach them. Hit the mall; purchase a flattering gift and courier it to your crush. This can be one hell of a gutsy thing you ever pulled off on a Valentine’s Day.

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Experience self-indulgence

One pro of being single is spending lavishly on yourself. Experience the pleasure of spending every single penny of your savings on yourself. Treat yourself like you never did

and buy everything you can in your reach. Indulge in guilty pleasure; let it be a luxurious spa treatment or buying that expensive pair of shoes you always wished to own.

Go on a blind date

Never done anything out of the box? This is the day to try something new, make a start from going on a blind date.It can go two ways, either you will ignite the cupid in you and find the love of your life or end up with a boring

date which you can laugh about all through your life.

Movie Marathon

If you are a movie buff, the best way to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day is to book a private theatre for you and your pals. Go on a movie marathon and watch the best romcoms ever. Let popcorn and nachos be your

partner for a day and films be your date.

Be a dessert king/queen

If you are a person with a sweet tooth, the apt thing to do this Valentine’s Day is to make desserts. Look up online for some of your favourite recipes and try recreating them. This will keep you consumed in the food you love and let you indulge in them once they are ready to eat.

Boycott! glad they would be to have your presence at home. Be an ideal kid and I’m sure you’ll be glad you did it!

Lastly, if nothing of the above seems to please you, you can just boycott Valentine’s Day and ignore it completely. Spend it like any other day and ignore the gush of love flowing around you.

Reviews Being single on Valentine’s Day can be so much fun. Since my best friend is also single, both of us make the most of this day. We fill our pockets and go gaga on a shopping spree. As they say shopping is a girl’s best friend, I pamper myself with branded merchandise. One good thing about shopping on this day is that the malls are empty as couples are indulging in love and stores offer amazing discounts. Nivali Balmoori

If you are one of those people who believe that work and passion can be synchronised, then Merchant Navy is the profession that provides you to bridge both.

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If you have been a person who never gave time to your parents, this Valentine’s Day be the best you can to them. Take them out for dinner or just make a meal with them at home. You would be astonished to know how



Be the ideal kid

It gives adventurous youngsters the scope to travel all around the globe and make money while doing so. What more can one ask for? Since our sub-continent is a peninsula and deals with a lot of export and import, Merchant Navy is an evergreen profession with heaps and bounds of money. Though the profession is yet to gain popularity, it definitely has a wide range of options. There are very few colleges that offer the course in the country, so brace yourselves and grab your seat. Top colleges: 1.

Tolani Maritime Institute(TMI), Pune

2. Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Mumbai 3. International Maritime Institute, Delhi

Valentine’s Day is a complete guy time for me. My friends and I pack our bags, hit the road and go on adventure trips. It is a complete off-beat thing to do at this time of the year. As couples are stuck with their respective spouses in a boat ride in Kullu, we go river rafting. (laughs) Jerin Ephrem

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She is a very happy, positive, vivacious and fun loving person. Life’s experiences have taught her to live in the moment and enjoy every bit of it. She believes in letting go off negative people & feelings and stay with positivity around! With her dynamic personality, she has won many accolades and achievements in her kitty. From receiving the “Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur” award from the CM in July 2011 to being selected as the Brand Ambassador in the Entrepreneurs Category by Hyderabad Metro Rail - November 2012. She is a passionate woman who takes her passion for glamour and art with seriousness. She played a nun in Ramaiya Vastavaiya and also is a part of upcoming movies like “Paathshaala, “Aa Aiduguru,” and also modeled for her own store Anagha. We have to wait and see how far this poised lady will lead, who received her wings from Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan herself in 1986.

Mornings My mornings are usually hectic - My father Rama Rao (79), my two children Aditya (22) and Shivani (17) and I live together. I am up usually by 6 a.m. and the first thing I do is get a cup of nice ginger tea, that is the fuel that starts my day. After that, my time is spent in kitchen supervising meals for the day, breakfast comes on the table by 7:15, we all are vegetarians, so it usually includes choice between Idlis, Porridge, Poha, Upma or Paranthas. After my daughter leaves for 18 FEBRUARY, 2014

school at 7:30, I sit with the newspaper & check what’s going on and spend about 15 minutes on Facebook interacting with my friends! Once done, I water the plants in my balcony (something I love doing) and then I get ready for work, followed with a short 10 minutes Puja, my alone time with my God. I pack lunch for my son and myself and make sure the table is laid for lunch for my father and I leave home for Anagha (my store) around 9:30.

Your work I got into the line of Indian textiles in 1994 when I met Ms Uzra Bilgrami, the founder


son and I talk about the challenges, highs/ lows of being an entrepreneur and lots of other topics, 8:30 is usually dinner time. I watch TV from 9 to 10 p.m. and by 10:30 p.m. I go to sleep!


I reach Anagha around 10:15, check accounts, do some banking, check with my weavers on pending orders, design, when I get the time, I look into email and dispatch online orders interact with customers that visit the store.

Your weekends and leisure There is very little leisure time that I get and when I do, I catch up with friends, go out for concerts with them or just hang out with them. I love watching movies on the big screen, listening to music, singing and travelling. I have resolved to travel to one new country every year. So far I have been to the USA, China, Malaysia and Thailand. I would like to travel within India too, to all the lesser known off-the-beaten-track places.

Time flies at work but I take a quick break for lunch at 2:30. I enjoy my work thoroughly and love the colors & weaves that are my world! I make some calls to friends & catch up with them in my free time around 7. I head home, while my store Anagha stays open till 8, under my staff, who take good care of customers. Family and Friends My father was a pilot in the Indian Air Force, so while growing up, I travelled to new places every 2-3 years, early childhood was spent in North India, that’s how my siblings and I speak fluent Hindi, schooling of 12 years was done across 8 schools. Travelling so much has granted me with a wide circle of friends. While doing graduation, I got selected to fly with Indian Airlines, in the mid 1980s and joined them as an Air Hostess and was based in Chennai. Those were days filled with fun, glamour and of course travelling with perks

of Dastkar Andhra, who introduced me to weavers from Mangalagiri and Pochampally. I ran a store for 14 years in Secunderabad and brought it to a level of popularity, when the bug of turning an entrepreneur bit me, I ventured with Anagha, I thought if I could run a store successfully for someone else and earn a pittance, I could do it for myself and earn much better than that. The mere thought of it spurred me on my journey to be financially independent. What started as a necessity is now a passion, I enjoy going to work and call myself a “Happy Entrepreneur”. Anagha promotes handloom Saris, Cholies, Yardage, Dupattas and Ready-mades. 70% of the staff is women, while the only male members involved are in the tailoring department. A part of the profits go into education of two girl children that Anagha has adopted, one at the Rural Development Foundation and the other at Asha Jyothi Foundation at Hanuman Junction. I hope to be able to reach out to more girl children as I believe that if you educate a girl/woman, you educate the society. This is a CSR activity, that is something very dear to my heart and something I’ve always wanted to do. Dinner On my way home, I stop to buy groceries and vegetables, once or twice a week. When home I spend time with my father & daughter, we discuss what we did during the day, my

Tulip Quiz 1) 3 things you don’t leave home without. Credit cards, lip balm and hair brush. 2) Where would you take your next holiday to? Santorini in Greece or Gangtok. 3) Best Advice you have ever received. If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing and believe in what you are doing. 4) Where do you see yourself in next 5 years? Taking Anagha to the next level with a full fledged online store in India and the US and to moving Anagha to its own premises. 5) What is fashion to you? Fashion is not what you see someone wear, fashion is how you wear what you are. 6) Where do you derive your inspiration from? I am my own inspiration, I read a lot of Philosophy and try to become a better person every day. None of us are prefect but it is not difficult to be a good human being. 7) One person who inspires or motivates you. Myself - I can’t believe where I started from and where I have reached. 8) Your favorite pastime. Listening to music and watching movies.

of meeting celebrities/politicians/sports stars almost every other day.

Anagha "Vintage" 8-2-577/1/C, 1st floor, Beside Tarun Tahiliani's Studio, Imam Khomeini Road, Road No. 7, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034 Ph : 040 64607711 / 64607712 / 42408226

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Till Eternity Srinivas and Farah, a couple filled with love and dreams for future share a little about their story and plans further. Srini, (as people call him) is an absolute extrovert and love having people around him. On the other hand, his wife Farah is ambient and happy go lucky, gelling around with everyone with ease.

Srini - I am very flamboyant and have always been appreciated for my creativity in work. I am a passionate person and I love spending time with my family. In my free time I do a lot of travelling & photography. My work is my life and there is no questioning that. I am someone who has an eye for detail and when I take up something, I make sure it’s done perfectly. I can be over sensitive and really lazy at times but my efficient time is my biggest strength and my creativity is my biggest asset. Farha - I would say I am an ambient and a happy go lucky person. I love experimenting with life, music, adventure and travelling is my passion. An absolute perfectionist and quite a critic (laughs). I can be really fussy and analytical at times, but believe in having a practical approach towards life. I don’t believe in judging people and hate being judged or interfered. My father is my inspiration, mother my strength, sister my love and husband my life. When it comes to my workplace, I am open to new ideas, I believe in the overall development of my team, even in areas that are not directly related to our work. Marriage: We have known each other for 4 years now and got married just 2 years ago. The journey has been very exciting, lot of ups and downs, petty fights and loads of love. We are quite different in our

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Srini: “Don’t wait until everything is just right, it will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now! With each step you take, you will be a stronger, more skilled, more self-confident and will come out successful in the end.” Work Srini : Struggling to find both happiness and success in an IT sector world is the norm – not the exception. Almost everybody has issues and most of these issues consist of many outside circumstances that make their life miserable at work. I realised that this isn’t my thing, this is not what I want to do. Having likings, tastes and stuff that we like to do, but both of us are open to experimenting, which is what keeps the spark in our marriage alive even after 4 years. It still feels like we have just met. It is the mutual understanding and being sensitive to each other’s feelings that keeps us bonded. We generally see that a lot of things change once you get into a relationship in terms of expectations and behaviour. In our case, we have never felt that pressure because our relationship has not changed us from who we were. Sometimes we laugh and say “can you believe that we are married?” and then we try to act like a “typical husband and wife.” Like every other couple we have our fights, but at the same time we give each other enough space and one of us takes the responsibility to act mature when the other is down. It works perfectly for us.

Rapid Fire What do you call each other? Farha: I call him Shon, Honey and Shinyo Srinivas: Shon, Sugar, Fadu What is the best gift you have received from your spouse? Farha: Srini on his last trip to the US could not take me along, so he shopped a lot to make it up! Srini: A solitaire ring on our first anniversary, also a nice spa and candle light dinner. What is the one quality of your spouse you wish you had? Farha: Patience, Energy and ability to carry on in the most stressful conditions. Srini: Farha’s Management and Marketing Skills. Where would you want to take your holiday to? Europe.

done some events during my graduation, I have always had the knack of getting things done. The frustrations at my job lead to contemplating and that’s when I realised that organizing events is my passion. Farha: I am not a person who can sit on a desk glued to a computer and work for fixed hours. I like interacting with people, doing new things, taking up challenges and exploring my creative side and for this, there is no better industry than events and wedding planning. I started my career as a banker and then moved into sales for 5 years, it was exciting too. Then I experimented with events by doing the MISS HYDERABAD project for 2 years, I realised this is the kind of work I wanted to do and finally I decided to put all my sales and marketing experience and start my venture PINK PAGDI – Concept Weddings in partnership with Ayush Agarwal and Srinivas Gunishetty.

One lesson of life that you have learnt Farha: “People will always treat you the way you treat yourself”. Treat yourself well and others will, treat yourself bad and they just


decided to take a drive till the airport. On our way back at around 1 am we stopped on the PVNR Express way for a chai. It was cold, the roads were empty and we were all decked up in the wedding costume and jewellery. We decided to click pictures on the flyover, every passing vehicle looked at us bewildered, probably thinking “What are they doing?” But that night we spoke, we laughed, we clicked pictures and had a great time. That is definitely one of our best memories.


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Best memory as couple We had a very funny, long wedding and by the time all the ceremonies got over it was 2 months. After one of the ceremonies finished, we were fully dressed as bride and groom. We

Where do you hangout most in Hyderabad? Bottles and Chimney. One thing that cheers up your spouse instantly? Farha: I married a businessman so the answer should be a good line up of events. Srini: Fadu loves to dance, so I would say good music and a good dancing. One passion you both share as a couple? Definitely our work. What is fashion to you? Farha : When one has a style and charm of one’s own, then fashion hardly matters. Srini : I would agree with her fashion changes, but style rules. Your favorite cuisine? Farha: I love junk food, chat, burgers, pizzas and Continental Srini : South Indian, Mughlai, Hyderabadi anything Indian. If you had to describe each other in one word? Farha : Perfect Srinivas : Lovable FEBRUARY, 2014 21


Is Sexual Orientation A Sin? From times immemorial our country was the pioneer of being the perfect blend of cultural values and giving younger generations the flexibility to get accustomed to newer concepts. This entire stature was questioned when the Supreme Court verdict on homosexuality stunned the people of the country. Tulip asks few people, for their take on the Supreme Court verdict.

The Coin Flips Giving a straight blow to gay rights, the apex court set aside the Delhi High Court judgment decriminalizing homosexuality. The Supreme Court invoked Section 377 once again and declared that any kind of sexual practice between the people of same sex is a crime and is a punishable offence. The punishment can go up to life time imprisonment and cannot be questioned. At the same time the apex court put the ball in the government’s court arguing that it was free to annul the law through legislation. The verdict was pronounced by Justice G S Singhvi, whose judgment on the issue was the last before his retirement.

It takes a lot of courage and heart wrench for a person to come out in the open and accept being gay. They don’t deserve being labeled criminals because they are not. They have not murdered or raped a person, they just have an unparallel sexual preference. I don’t say go out in the open and support the LGBT community or run in their parades, all I’m saying is respect their choice and let them live the way they prefer to. Jyothi Gaikwad, Technical Analyst at IBM I believe that a person should not be judged by his or her sexual preference, it is an extremely private affair and should not affect one’s social or professional life. I may not be best of friends with a gay person, but it would certainly not affect my outlook towards him in my workplace. Everyone should be equal in the eyes of the law and should not be judged as a criminal just because his/ her sexual preferences are different from yours. Sirish Kumar Kanakadandi, SME at Unisys India Pvt Ltd Who are we to do decide what is normal and what is not? If being gay isn’t natural for us, being straight might not be natural for gays. We live in a city which moves faster than lightening and things like sexual preferences shouldn’t be made a national issue. I don’t think the Supreme Court has any say in a man’s personal life as long as he isn’t disturbing public order. I strongly believe in the motto, live and let live. Sushanth Babu Kasarla, Engineer at Safeway

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Out in the open



Coming from an orthodox family I would not be able to accept or appreciate homosexuals personally, but everybody is entitled to make

After the Apex court gave its verdict on the issue, it faced the wrath of various gay couples who came out openly in front of the fourth estate and voiced their opinion. - A gay couple from Chennai was on the panel of the prime time debate in Times Now and spoke out openly about being gay. - An anonymous bisexual woman expressed her journey of being bisexual through an editorial post in The First Post.

their own choice. I would be lying if I said, I would not be surprised if I would be informed that my fellow colleague or friend is gay. I will maintain a cordial relationship with him for organizational matters but won’t entertain him on a personal front. It can be interpreted as a friendship that won’t go further due to non-aligned thoughts. Jaya Krishna Achanta, Consultant at Infosys

- A gay parade was held in the streets of Mumbai to support the hampered rights of homosexuals.

I believe in a more traditional outlook towards life and being straight is the only sexual orientation that ever existed in the society. Homosexuality is just a state of mind which can be set right under some guidance. I do not agree to the Supreme Court verdict of declaring them as criminals, I would say homosexuality is not moral but it is not a crime either. Radhika Chintala, Volunteer at Art of Living I cannot digest the fact that the Supreme Court has time for addressing issues as petty and personal as homosexuality instead of making laws against gruesome crimes like rape and murder. Homosexuality is as normal as being straight and I just cannot understand what is the big fuss about it. They are like any other human beings who eat, work and sleep. No one, including the court, has the right to judge anybody’s sexual preferences. Neeraja Ramini, Housewife

Countries where gay marriage is legal -The Netherlands, 2000 -Belgium, 2003 -Canada, 2005 -Spain, 2005 -South Africa, 2006 -Norway, 2009 -Iceland, 2010 -Portugal, 2010 -Argentina, 2010 FEBRUARY, 2014 23


He is shy but highly energized person who believes in hard work and transparency as his most powerful weapons to robust any relationship. A firm believer and devotee of God, he likes to give back to the society in every possible way.

A thriving journey of

JITENDRA CHAUHAN Arts College, Ahmedabad, he started a 250 square feet store with the name of Supremo Clothing and Menswear along with his younger brother, Bipin Chauhan in 1981. In 1986, he took his first step into retailing with the name of d’Peak point shirts and within one year forayed in readymade trousers too. “I became more passionate & indulgent towards retail and marked a goal for myself, and wanted to achieve it by hook or by crook, and I can say today that I have tasted the success but I have a still long way to go!”

Born into middle class tailor family, he grew from operating a button hole machine at the age of 13 into an entrepreneur, of a fashion retail chain: Jadeblue. Though in his early days, as a kid he wanted to get into Crime Branch or become a police officer. After his graduation in psychology from H.K 24 FEBRUARY, 2014

It is believed that success and failure is not in anybody's hands. "What is in our control is to have an aggressive commitment to build an outstanding product that delivers high value, keep improving the product or service, reach out to prospects and sell effectively. More important things include, providing excellent & timely support to our customers as well as keeping them engaged with latest products and feedbacks. If we can truly imbibe this spirit, then there is nothing to fear, but only the

desire to keep executing well.” In simple words: “Allow people to do mistakes and learn from them. It pays and has worked for me all these years." ‘I strongly accept the truth that success comes only through your dedication, determination, discipline, desire to win and accomplish. So, I always work more passionately, through which I get honor and recognition. It is the loyalty of my customers and team effort that makes me want to work with more zeal and



always spend quality time with family on Sundays and vacations. "The inspiration and affection I get from my family members makes me stronger and determined. I can say, support of my family is a big factor behind my success, especially my mother and wife, without them I wouldn't be what I am today. With so much competition, what is that one particular USP, you believes keeps you ahead of others. Since our presence in retail from 1995, we have established sizable growth in our loyal customers through our commitment towards quality, pricing & format under one roof with made to order services. So, we are catering premium as well as corporate customers adding time to time in our data as a loyal customer, and that’s what makes our customer come back for more.

enthusiasm in my day to day life. I do my work based on “KARMA”. If you do your work with purity and desperately till your objective is achieved then achievements and accolades consistently touch your footprints. Jade Blue has received a lot of awards during this journey: • Recently received glorious “GUJARAT GLORY AWARD” – 2013 by the worthy hands of Honourable Governor of Gujarat Dr. Smt. Kamala Benival on 27th December 2013. • Received Business Tycoon award from Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM recently in May 2013. • Most Admired Menswear Tailor of the year – West Award, for 2013 at Images In Fashion Awards held in Mumbai.

the Raymond’s 16th conference, held in Macau. • Raymond Best Dealer of the Year Award for ColorPlus for the year 2008 at the Raymond’s 15th Top Dealer Conference, held in Singapore. • Raymond Excellent Sales Performance Award for ColorPlus during 2005, 2006 & 2007. • Raymond Excellent Sales Performance in fabrics during 2005, 2006 & 2007.

We are providing best services to our customer through friendly loyalty scheme, better environment, and deliver new arrivals & fits timely as per their needs. Where do you see yourself in next 5 years? 5 years down the line we would like to grow three times as of now. We are looking forward to our PAN India Expansion for Jadeblue MBO as well as our Private Label Greenfibre and JB Studio EBO.

Apart from these, Mr. Jitendra Chauhan, Chairman and Managing Director, JadeBlue Lifestyle India Ltd, has been conferred with the following honors:

• Received honour from Divya Bhaskar group to be part of the top 100 Power people of Gujarat in April 2011.

• Atlas Diamond Outstanding Entrepreneur Award, 2007 at the Ahmedabad Management Association.

• Most Admired Regional Independent Fashion Retailer of the Year 2009,2010 & 2011(Western Region) for the Annual Images Fashion Awards at Mumbai.

• Rotary Club Metro Ahmedabad Vocational Award 2007-2008 for Outstanding Performance in their Vocation.

• Best Dealer of the Year Award for Color Plus at the Raymond 15th Top Dealer Conference Award Function held in Singapore in 2008.

• The Retail Professional of the Year - Apex Award 2004.

Recipient of 4 prestigious awards from Raymond between 2005-2011. • Raymond award for excellent performance in ColorPlus during 2008, 2009 & 2010 at

As Mahatma Gandhi said “customer is God”, and that’s exactly what we believe!

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All You Need Is It’s valentine’s month yet again and everyone in love is hush-hush about it. Guys trying to figure out how to propose their loved one, girls trying to figure what to gift, couples trying to make it special, and people with generation of togetherness trying to get the old spark back for each other. Well well, next few pages are going to take you on a ride of tips, suggestions, facts and lots of love filled words! Also not forgetting valentines is more about love and not just couples, our suggestions are valid to singles who would want to spend their time with friends or loved one, whomsoever it may be. So hold tight and read on! And yeah have a great valentine’s month! “Love is to be felt within, before looking out at it from others” - Satpreet Kaur!

Confessing love? We get you fab list of most eccentric ways to propose your loved one! In public Y

Have a flair for the dramatic? Get in touch with the stage manager of an appropriately themed production and propose after the cast’s curtain call.


Send your girlfriend on a treasure hunt. Start with a clue at home; then send her on a tour of your favorite spots in the city. When she gets to the last hint, the prize should be you on one knee.


Arrange a surprise proposal with a street caricaturist. Have him sketch a picture of you two with word bubbles. Yours will read, “Will you marry me?” and hers will say, “Yes!”


Flying anytime soon? Use the plane’s loudspeaker system (of course, run your plan by the flight attendants first) and propose at 35,000 feet.


Movie buffs? Ask your neighborhood theater to run an ad featuring your proposal and make sure you get there in time for the previews.


Set up a live-stream channel and invite all your friends and family to watch the proposal live from wherever you choose to propose!

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Slip the ring on her finger while she’s sleeping and wake her with champagne and strawberries. At first, the gesture will simply seem romantic - the real surprise comes when she notices her new piece of jewellery.


Tie a red-velvet ribbon from one spot in your home to another. Attach little notes recalling perfect moments in your relationship along the way, and at last stop would be you with a ring in hand.


Create a personalized fortune cookie with your own proposal message.


Spell your proposal out in glow-in-the-dark star stickers on the ceiling. Get into bed, turn the lights off and wait for the inevitable gasp.


Make your own message in a bottle. On the night before a beach day you’ve planned, write a love poem on a piece of parchment paper, roll it into an antique bottle with a cork and bury it in a well-marked spot in the sand near your towels. Be sure you “find” the bottle as you dig together -- and have the ring ready.


Make a list of 10 reasons you’d like to marry your beloved. Have them delivered via singing telegram or send them written on individual note cards over the course of a day (or 10), with the last card arriving by personal messenger (you).

Oye happy

Welcoming your loved one? Can’t wait to meet them? Well surprise them and make their arrival even more special with Oye Happy. Oye happy is India's, or perhaps the world's, 1st surprise shop launched at Hyderabad airport with the simple idea of helping people surprise their loved ones. They work to make everyday moments extraordinary. With the intention of spreading happiness in the city by arranging surprises, Oye Happy was started in Hyderabad with the plan of whipping up innovative ideas for creating extremely personalized gifts, activities and once in a lifetime experiences (thus moving away from the traditional concept of ‘surprise parties’) and also executing these ideas to make smiles a little wider.



They design and make products they love to use themselves. “We’re always experimenting with both design and product. Today we have over 30 categories of products including fridge magnets, key chains, bobble heads, t-shirts,boxer shorts, coffee mugs, phone cases, laptop sleeves and lots more! “We’re a bit funny, a bit silly and fully mad about India.” Check their stuff online: www., or visit D3 store at Rd no 1 Banjara hills.

What’s in for valentines we asked Our focus for each surprise is on personalization and creativity. In past, we have had surprise book launches for writing enthusiasts, exclusively recorded radio shows for music lovers, a royal lunch in a private Haveli for a foodie couple, private pani puri shops at midnight for junk food fanatics and lots more. We first understand the person who is to be surprised and work out ideas exclusively for him/her. And that’s what makes us different. We have, so far, done over 600 surprises across the country. For someone who loves stuff toys – How about a giant 6-feet teddy bear waiting outside your door early in the morning with a box of chocolates and, of course, a BIG hug! For someone who loves music – How about a guitarist playing your favorite song right next to your table in your favorite restaurant.

Love in many shapes: 995/1 Geometric Patt Women Boxer short 1 Geometric Patt Sunglass 1 Candy Tin with Chocolate

For someone who loves wine – How about a bottle of wine customized specially for you carrying your own brand name and picture on the label. Contact: Harsh 9989712254/ Varun 9000080390. Email:

Lungi dance love hamper: 795/1 Lungi Dance Lime Men Boxer Short 1 India Coffee Mug with Chocolate

Bobbling love hamper:795/1 Babli Bobblehead 1 Faces Crystal Magnet

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Royal Enchantment

It’s sought of a tradition in the city to go dine at Taj Falaknuma Palace, for couples on their special days. Whether its your anniversary, birthday of your spouse, even newly engaged or first date, it’s a perfect gift. After all who wouldn’t like a royal treatment for a whole evening? To make your experience more magnificent Taj Falaknuma has come with exclusive valentine’s special offers, so go ahead and book in advance for a royal retreat! Gol Bungalow: An exotic International 12 course wine paired aphrodisiac dinner priced at 20,000/- couple (AI). (Seating for 10 couples only) Adaa: An Indian 6 course Wine paired aphrodisiac Dinner priced at 10,000/-couple (AI) Celeste: An Italian 6 course Wine paired aphrodisiac Dinner priced at 10,000/-couple (AI). **Guest can also ask for Private dining spaces customized as per their preference of Music, Food and Ambience. Address: Engine Bowli, Falaknuma, Hyderabad, Ph:040 6629 8585

Get candidly clicked

You don’t have to have an occasion to get clicked, plan a date, or better, plan a surprise photo shoot this valentine for your loved one and turn your beautiful moments into memories. Contact : Lokesh Biyani, and get candidly clicked as he is known for his amazing work in photography., read on to know more about him! Lokesh Biyani started photography about 2 years ago out of boredom. After getting a nice camera, which was funded by his mom, he started capturing people, memories, and things he loved at a small scale, mostly for private use. But passion soared and he decided to do better, he upgraded his camera, his skills (most of it from YouTube) and worked under some really experienced photographers in city. Like they say, there was no turning back, photography became his passion and people appreciated his work. He started clicking pictures at parties which got him to fame in the city. With impulse to grow, he became more specific about what kind of photography he wanted to do. Even though he still captured people and memories on different occasions, he is now a full time wedding photographer. He adds “I am a full time wedding photographer now, I have done quite a few weddings in a short span of time. Now after my final year of graduation, I look forward to pursue photography full time as a profession; I am also getting into short wedding films with my first project already under production.” 28 FEBRUARY, 2014


Preplanned Date DIY basket holds 12 envelopes. Each labeled with a month of the year and each envelope contains a pre-planned date. Some of the dates can take place at home, some at your favorite restaurant, some at a newly opened or place you have never been and some that may even take you a little out of town. The plan is to open the envelope together at the beginning of the month, look at the calendar and decide on a date. So right from the beginning of the month, you’ll have a fun date on the calendar to look forward to.



Few DIY’s to make these valentines a personalized experience.

Can you be happy for 100 days in a row? What is it ? We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. The ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it, is the base for the bridge towards long term happiness of any human being. 71% of people tried to complete this challenge, but failed quoting lack of time as the main reason. These people simply did not have time to be happy. Do you?

Love tickets Well, all you got to do is, make a list of things like, breakfast in bed, massage, a special meal request, date night, drive, shopping free day, pet free day, taking care of children’s home work or anything that you would want to redeem any day. Get these printed with cute hearts and color of your choice, and give it to your partner a day in advance. P.S I love you Inspired from movie, make envelopes with letters for your loved one, and mention: “open when you need to know how much I love you.” So every time she/he misses you around, or you have had an argument, there is something that will remind the other of all the things you love about her/him and why it’s all worth it.

How can you do it? Every day submit a picture of what made you happy! It can be anything from a meet-up with a friend to a very tasty cake in the nearby coffee place, from a feeling of being at home after a hard day to a favor you did to a stranger. Why would I do that? People successfully completing the challenge claimed to: - Start noticing what makes them happy every day; - Be in a better mood every day; - Start receiving more compliments from other people; - Realize how lucky they are, to have the life they have; - Become more optimistic; - Fall in love during the challenge. #100happyday challenge is for you - not for anyone else. It is not a happiness competition or a showing off contest. If you try to please / make others jealous via your pictures - you lose without even starting. Same goes for cheating. For more details





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SPECIAL Sweet delights!

This valentines, do something different than the usual chocolates (yeah we know chocolates are forever but why not try something new and equally tasteful?) Pink by Reema offers: DIY Cookie mix In a Jar, which comes in two variant which is Double Choco excess cookie Mix & Vanilla Choco chips cookies. A superb gifting option for people who have had real baking blunders. This “Cookie in a Jar,” comes with foolproof recipe on the tag & right ingredients will give you awesome result. All you have to do is empty the jar & follow the recipe. Dessert in a Jar Scrumptious Dessert in the Jar, they can do from tiramisu to banoffee and truffle cakes. A new fad will now have your cakes tucking into ganaches, fruit crumbles, and red velvet cakes - all in a glass jar. Contact: 9177508548

Concu offers: Macaroon boxes - Woo your lovely lady in Parisian style this Valentines. Gift her a lovely box of assorted macaroons which range from Rs 360 for a box of 6 and Rs 700 for a box of 12. Red Velvet Cupcakes and cakes - Deliciously moist cupcakes and cakes with Philadelphia cream cheese frosting. These are popular all year round but their lovely red color makes them a hot favorite for Valentine’s Day. Surprise your loved one with a dozen cupcakes or a cake. Rs 60 per cupcake, Rs 1800/kg for the cake Whoopie Pie cakes offers: A whoopie pie is a sandwich cookie-cake comprising of two mounds of chewy cake with a creamy filling in between. Especially decorated for Valentine’s Day in lovely red hues, these Whoopie cakes taste as lovely as they look. 500gms and 750 gms cakes are available as Valentines specials at Rs. 1200/kg. Contact: 9985800031

Letters To Juliet Are Real!

Believe it or not, the Italian town of Verona, where Shakespeare’s famous play Romeo and Juliet was situated, is still thought of as special. Not only does the town hold a weeklong Valentine’s Day festival, it also, receives over 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet each year on this day! What’s even more fun is that just like the movie, the hard working women that are part of The Juliet Club actually respond to each one! PS: If you haven’t seen “letters to Juliet” yet. It would be a great valentine’s day watching this movie with your loved one or even friends.

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Dulces offers - Dulces is a baking & confectionary line, that specialises in customised cakes, cup cupcakes, cookies & the most trending thing Cake Pops, in different variety of flavors like Chocolate, Vanilla, Brownie pops. They customise the flavors as per your order size. Price - 50/- per cake pop. Contact : 9985766389

Now, did you know that, there were apps exclusively for couples to stay in touch with each other, well yeah we know there are many messaging services for that, but something just exclusive for you and your loved one? That’s free fun and completely private! These apps are a source of building your connection further through messaging, calls, list of to do things, calendar to mark and remind your special days, your grocery lists, your pictures, videos, option where you can draw together even if you are thousands miles away, not to forget the cute stickers, thumb kiss and hell lot more just for you two! Apps: Couple, Between (available on Android, IOS)

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A Perfect Setup!

These days, everyone tries to do something new. The old school dinner dates are always fun, but people are going out of their way to make their dates even more special. A perfect date today is about, surprises, perfect location, good food and the setup, you read it right. Setup! Everyone has fantasized about a perfect dream date, and today there are planners who are all about making your imagination coe to life (well almost). KHEYA EVENTS, are one of the few planners in the city who give what you want in your preplanned budget. After setting a right date, they give you options and plans within your budget and set in motion to plan your date. They have a setup of balloons, flowers, lights as per your preference, the food, music (like a violinist or guitarist playing in background) and might as well deliver the chosen outfit to your spouse, with a note from you and not to forget the location details! They also arrange a photographer if you wish to capture the perfect date. Their budget starts from: 10,000 to your fantasy limit! Contact: 9032182811, 9700514141

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What love means to them! No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater…The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences and that’s the key. It’s like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.” Love is when, he comes home and hugs me from behind and all I can do is blush... - Diaa Devnani Love is when she feeds me butter chicken. - Bhushan Devnani

“Memory Crafters”, by Kritika Agarwal, is in the business of crafting your memories, i.e. making them more creative, so that you have as much fun re-living them, as you did creating them. They are in business of making photo albums interactive, personal and beautiful. Their albums not only allow you to capture your memories in pictures, but also your words. Their products cover all age groups and occasions you can think of. Products: Albums, card boxes, recipe boxes, wishing trees, innovative cards and various other gifting items for kids and grownups alike. Valentine’s Special: The Exploding Box. Its Price range begins from 975 and upwards. Contact: memorycrafterspm or Call: 08897819638.

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The Young, Wild & Free

Rohit Sethi

- By Ishna Rawlani


ne of the most eligible bachelors of the city, Rohit Sethi is audacious, bravado & effervescent. Rohit Sethi lives life like there’s no tomorrow. He loves all kinds of adventurous things, especially water sports like river rafting and is a big foodie. Apart from being the Managing Director at Sethi group of Industries, he is a writer and off late he is been a lot into music, trying his hand on DJ’ing as it his passion. This young magnate manages his personal and professional life very well with every bit of responsibility on his shoulders. He loves travelling and has been exploring places since a very young age.

Q. Your Ideal girl? A nice simple girl who is very loving and caring. Q. Your last purchase? My Hublot King Power Limited Watch. Q. Your type of a machine? I love Cars; I have always been into Mercedes and convertibles as such. But right now, my taste is changing and now I am more of an SUV person. Q.

Who should be more dominating in a relationship according to you? It actually depends on both of them, it usually happens that a guy is dominating in a relationship but there are times when the girl wants her way so there is no harm in that.

Q. What kind of a person you are in a relationship? The one thing I tell all my friends is that I am a very good friend but not such a good boyfriend. I would say I am a very possessive person in a relationship. Q. What would you do if your best friend was cheating on his girlfriend? There is no wrong or right according to me, it depends on everybody’s opinion. If he is cheating on his girlfriend I would just leave it to him, if he chooses not to admit it, I wouldn’t go and tell the girl. The whole point of being a best friend is supporting him even if he is wrong. Q. One habit that nobody knows about you? I talk a lot to myself, at times I day dream and think a lot. When a person is talking to me I would be smiling and nodding my head but I am actually not listening to the person. (laughs) Q. 3 most important things in your life? Family, friends & respect. Q. Are you open about your relationships? Not really, not until I am really sure about it. If things don’t work out then you owe a lot of explanation about it. Once I am sure and I know that the relationship wouldn’t randomly end then I am.

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Q. Your take on two timing? I think it’s completely wrong and more of a pain, handling one itself takes so much of time & energy and when I am in a relationship I put in a lot of efforts and I don’t really have the time to think about any other person. Q. Your ideal kind of a date? I love water so I would say a date on a private yacht with a lavish dinner and champagne. Q. What does love mean to you? Love is just a word; you need a person to define it. Q. What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done? I drove into a lake in my red convertible. Q. What freaks you out the most? I don’t like being alone. It freaks me out. I always like being surrounded by people.

Hamed Khaleel




bit funny, apparently heartless, selfish & honest, that’s how Hamed describes himself. He does not like his life to be boring and monotonous so he makes sure he gets some excitement into his life by playing sports like bowling, table tennis, cricket or arm-wrestling. Hamed is emotional by nature and gets attached to people very easily. After his schooling from Hyderabad Public School, he opted for medical sciences at the Deccan Medical College and is a doctor by profession now. He wishes to be a dermatologist/psychiatrist further on. Q. Did you always want to be in this profession? As kids we all aspired to become doctor, teacher and all of that. I also did the same by fluke and when I actually had to select the stream I wanted to opt for, I took up medicine. Q. Your ideal girl should be... Cute, warm & of a humble nature. I would want her to pamper me the most, someone with looks of Katrina Kaif and as bubbly as Preity Zinta.

Q. A destination you would love to travel with your partner. Switzerland & Lake District in London, Romania & Prague. Q. Your first crush? My first crush was three years senior to me, in school. I used to buy her chocolates & gifts from my pocket money to impress her. Q. One fact or habit nobody knows about you. I have a habit of checking people’s

Neha Khan

phones, taking a screen shot of the personal things, sending them to my phone & blackmailing them later on. Q. 3 most important things in your life? Parents, my twin brother & my profession. Very soon I would be opening a hospital for the needy. Q. What does love mean to you? Love can either make or break your life; you need to nurture it day by day. It is very fragile, capture it and never let it go.


he is someone who you will come across as a mature, fun loving, & organized being. Working as in PR executive at The Park Hotel, she is modest, hardworking and a person who tries to improve herself everyday in everything she does. Takes responsibility of her own action and hates liars. She is a total cat lover, calls herself photo obsessed, and perfectionist by heart. Q. Your ideal guy? My ideal life partner should be someone who is ‘educated’, respectable, trustworthy, loyal, loving, responsible, caring, confident, and someone who believes & understands the importance of family. Q. Your first crush? Ummm...A crush isn't meant to be remembered. (Laughs) Q.

Top 3 priorities of your life? To Stick to my original self and not get influenced, Get married to the one I love, Be happy, content and satisfied

Q. One habit that nobody knows about you? You've got to be lucky enough to know it. Q. Who should be more dominating in relationship according to you? It’s not about dominating each other but dominating the situation. Q. What does love mean to you? Love is the difficult understanding that something other than yourself is REAL.

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Ronak Bokadia

orn in Mumbai, brought up in other parts of the city like Bangalore & Pune, Ronak has been travelling places since childhood. He has done his schooling from Meridian High School and graduated from St. Mary’s College, Yusufguda. Presently pursuing MBA from Amity University, he is also assisting his father in their business and dreams of expanding it to a great extent. Ronak loves playing football and Xbox 360 along with his younger brother, this energetic brat is the biggest prankster of all times.

Q. Your ideal date I would like to be more of a private and a simple one and not into sumptuous hotel. A romantic setup in a little water pool with a table. I would propose to her on that date, if she says yes - fine, if she says no I would push her into the water pool. (laughs) Q. A celebrity that you would closely relate to your ideal girl? I would say Megan Fox.

to Rajasthan, when I saw this girl and I tried to impress her, later on when I was coming back to Mumbai, I met her there where my parents introduced me to her mother as “She’s your aunt and cousin sister’’.

Q. Things that freak you out? Lies and latecomers, they freak me out.

Q. A romantic place you would like to visit with your partner. Miami or Caribbean Islands

Q. Most embarrassing moment of your life? As I was a big prankster in school, I had cut off a little part of my friend’s pants from behind and he did not get to know about it till the end of the day.

Q. Your first crush. I was in the 6th grade and had a visit

Q. Are you a morning person or a night person?

I am a complete night person as I love partying a lot. Q. What does love mean to you? According to me loves means to be true, a lot of understanding in the relationship and a lot of care.

Ashna Misra


appiness is what describes her, chirpy as ever, she is full of live and charisma, with toppings of great wit. Her areas of interests are photography and dancing. Modeling happened to her by chance but has turned into passion. She believes in spending quintessential moments with her family and friends and is a huge movie buff and a shopaholic.

Q. Your Ideal guy? Someone who doesn’t judge me on anything, who might not say the fanciest lines to lure my heart but is a little expressive about his feelings towards me and who’s filled with toppings of humor and intellect. Q. Your Ideal date? A serene night by the lake side where we can hear the gush of the waves while sipping our long island iced tea and some soft music to go with it. Q. One unknown fact about you? I can talk without breathing in a minute.

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Q. Your first crush? My first crush was Chad Michael Murray from One Tree Hill and I still adore him. Q. What does love mean to you? Love for me is a treasure without any measure. It’s a beautiful feeling. Q. Who do you think should be more dominating in relationship according to you? I don’t think dominance should occur in any relationship as it’s all about understanding each other and being compatible.

Kapil Gauhri




e is a very chilled out person who gets along with almost everyone. Being a freelance model and fashion designer he gets to meet a lot of new people which he truly enjoys. He believes, confidence is sexy, having a passion, knowing what you want and knowing how to get there is what makes him what he is today. Coming up with his own line now, he is all set to make a mark for himself.

Q. Your Ideal girl? She doesn’t need to have money, but she needs to know how to take care of herself. Q. Your first crush My first crush was on my teacher when I was in 1st standard. Q. Top 3 priorities of your life? My family, friends and career. Q. One habit that nobody knows about you? Though I am quite a decent person, I end up little flirty at times. Q. Who should be more dominating in relationship according to you? No one should dominate in any relation because where there is love, there is no domination. Q. What does love mean to you? Everything.


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he is reserved yet humble, a family oriented girl with big dreams to conquer, She is hardworking, loves animals and dislikes fake people. She Believes in fairy tale love stories & is a model by profession.

Q. Your Ideal guy? My idea guy should be my friend first. He should be a man who makes me feel like a princess, holds my hand without me telling him about me having a bad day. Someone who understands my silence as Im not a very expressive person. Good looks are not everything to me, he should know how to carry himself, dress smartly and above all, have a caring heart! A perfect man is like the kind who lives on edge, the free spirit but he should also have the soul of a poet and a brilliant mind. Q. Your first crush? My first crush was in class 5th, Abhishek, my classmate who disliked me because we both stood on same rank. Q. Top 3 priorities of your life? My first and biggest priority of life is my family; I have come a long way with their support. Second, is my work. It’s like wealth without work, knowledge without character. Being without principle and worship without

sacrifice. I breathe happy air when I am on the runway in front of the camera. Third priority is my pets; my target among many things right now is to open a home for all homeless animals in Hyderabad. Q. One habit that nobody knows about you? I am a very religious person, a Hanuman bhakth. Q. Who should be more dominating in relationship according to you? Dominating, if you asked that question to my friends they would say Sadhna Singh is the definition of dominating (laughs). But I believe one should let the other person breathe in a relation otherwise it doesn’t go the right way. Q. What does love mean to you? Love means happiness, blushing without any reason, gazing at the phone for a call or message 24/7. Love means feelings and expressions. FEBRUARY, 2014 37



Cuisine s a f a r i

Too many fresh places, innovative dishes, diverse cuisines and lots and lots of foodies in the city. If you are too perplexed of the upcoming hang out places and what cuisine do they serve, then we give you a whole wrap up of what to eat and where to eat. Satpreet Kaur & Ishna Rawlani takesyou to a lip-smacking journey of the new openings in the town and what is in store for you peeps to munch on and have a relishing time.

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa is an eclectic new restaurant in the city, which is currently serving Italian. The yummy cuisine amongst the wooden, rustic ambience is a definite stop for all your Italian food desires. The best of pizzas, pasta and authentic specialty dishes. They also plan on coming with European dishes in the coming times. Try the “Quattro Stagioni” for a main course along with “Assorted Crospini” which gives you an array of breads served with different Italian toppings, ending your meal with “The Bomb” and herb infused cocktails called “Eye of the Tiger”. Sounds mouth watering, doesn’t it? Meal for two – 1200/Beside Blue Cross, Road no 35, Jubilee Hills, Ph: 098 85 166652

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The Pasta Bar Veneto

If you are looking for a great ambience as well as some good food then, the Pasta Bar Veneto is the right place for you. The Pasta Bar Veneto serves delectable Italian cuisine at unlike Italian prices. Passionately made from real ingredients, the dishes are indeed a treat to your taste buds, dine in to discover the difference. If you are a cheese fan then opt for “Lasagna Di Verdure”. Delicious pizzas like “Pizza Diavolo” and pastas like “Pasta Arabiata” not to forget the “Pepe Polla in Crosta”, if you are opting for non vegetarian. Meal for two -900/5th Floor, Empire Square Building, Road No. 36, Jubilee Hills, Ph: 040 67045678, +91 8939966797

Bombay Duck


CUISINE Bombay Duck is a Food & Beverage company and their values are authenticity, innovation and hospitality which is an all purpose spot with restaurants like Lila, Aubergine and Amethyst. Their mission is to make every dining experience a memorable one for its customers by serving authentic, delicious food made with the finest quality ingredients, topped with impeccable service. They have a Bouchon dessert counter filled with macaroons and Crème Brulee and popular appetizing dishes like “Leek and Emmental Cheese Quiche”, “Mirch Chimbori”, “Pepperoncini Meter Pizza” and “Tenderloin a La Provencale” Meal for two – 1500/Jubilee hills, Road no.10, Ph: 04065656586

Absolute Barbecue

It is unlike any other barbeque hubs, also giving them a run for their money & food, Absolute barbecue has a spread of various delicacies in their buffet which would be an endless list if described about each item. Treat your friends to the juicy grilled meats at Absolute Barbecue. Eat to your heart’s content with an unlimited supply from a choice of 6 veg and 6 non-veg options. Some of the options include “Mushrooms in Napoleon Sauce” and “Tamboora Prawns”. For any room that may be left in your tummy, there’s buffet offering “Masala Crabs”, “Burani Ghosht”, “Vegetables Tangines”, but the AB’s Special Dal is a must try. A meal for two – 1300/4th Floor, Bajaj Electronics Building, Plot 483, Pemmasani Complex, Near Madhapur Police Station, Road 36, Jubilee Hills, Ph: 040 30512844 ext:418 FEBRUARY, 2014 39



Hyderabad Times Café

An ultra-suave cafe that mixes elements of Old and New Hyderabad. Drawing inspiration from the elegant British cafes, HTC comes to give you a modern experience, it is something one of a kind. Enjoy the “Open Mic Nights” on the weekends while you get on to some special delicacies like Crispy Chicken, Thin crust pizzas, “Humus with Peta Bread” and “Chocolate Overload” which cannot be missed when you hang out there. If you are passionate about coffee beans, then try some awesomely brewed Starbucks coffee at HTC. Meal for two – 500/Road Number 9, Jubilee Hills, Ph: 0091 9966656124, 040 64559992/2111

Levels Bistro

This amazing place is made up with a new sense of taste; the place is located in calmness. The bistro is divided into 3 sections: “The Backyard”, “Terra Bistro” & “Café Zenzi” to give you a taste of both outdoors and indoors as well. Levels Bistro’s cuisine is more of authentic Italian and the must try dishes that you wouldn’t want to overlook is the “Barbeque Paneer”, “Warm Potato Salad”, “Taco Spiced Grilled Prawns”, “Vegetable Shashlik” & “Chicken Lollipops”. Meal for two – 1400/Beside Trendset Vantage, Road 14, Road Behind Cinemax, Banjara Hills, Ph: +91 9885662710


One of the popular authentic Italian Centers, Peperoncino has a very delectable menu. Simple ambience with an indoor-outdoor seating, an open kitchen where you can watch them make pizzas & great food. Look for “Risotto Di Funghi”, “Pesto Pasta”, “Piccante Pizza”, “Classic Bruschetta”, when you are ordering your food. Enjoy the Italian ride at Peperoncino with a humble service offered to you, let Peperoncino prove to be your favorite Italian restaurant further on. Bon Appétit! Meal for two – 900/Road 12, Opposite Ratnadeep Super Market, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Ph: 04030512844 ext: 205 40 FEBRUARY, 2014


Armored Arts


Martial Arts, Kickboxing. etc have become very popular today as a defense art to defend oneself, especially for girls. In the society we live today, it has become very necessary to learn one of these arts for self protection. Also, it is a healthy practice and helps you to remain fit and healthy. Ishna Rawlani exclusively talks to Mustafa Ali Khan, defense art expert at Souls Beauty & Wellness Centre to know more about the secret behind defense arts and its history. 1. Tell us something more about martial arts or defense arts? The idea behind martial arts is inclusive of self defense but does not cease there. Martial art to me is an instrument for materializing my highest values as a human being. I would not ask people to be satisfied only with the "benefits" of doing it. Martial arts don't just help physically, but there is a

philosophical side to it that is the essence of martial arts. Martial arts teach grace in movement and confidence, patience and grit. It’s moving meditation, frees one’s mood to express in movement. 2. How do martial arts or defense arts help in defending oneself? To start with, it depends on how one wants to defend oneself, if it's a quick knockout, you may use your training in Western Boxing. Wing Chun, which is a classical art involves swift hand movements and firm balance to decapitate the opponent in the shortest time. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a great art for women and girls which involve deadly holds capable of breaking joints at will. BJJ is great for women and girls because the practitioner is on the ground in a vulnerable position from where the practitioner can do a variety of submission holds. 3. Do you suggest this training for everyone or does it have any age restriction? Since the age we teach children morals, ethics and other values, that can be the age martial arts can come in. I don't think there is an age restriction for beginning or ceasing practice of martial arts. 4. Which is the best defense art according to you? Martial art is like love, they have different forms. To me, the idea of "best" as common to all is absurd. Is the meaning for the color black the same for you as it is for me. Blue to you might mean passion, for me it might means danger. Martial arts teaches self

knowledge, one gets to know what is right for oneself. 5. Since how many years are you into this profession? I'm into fitness since 11 years. 6. How long does it take to learn martial arts? It does not take long to learn anything. Some want to learn martial arts for getting in shape, some for self defense and some for professional fighting. 40 minutes of practice daily with a day off in the week is sound for people whose goal is fitness or self defense. 7. What other defense arts do you teach? I teach cardio kickboxing and mixed martial arts (MMA). 8. How has been your journey been so far? So far so good. I have learnt a lot along the way about discipline, the need to push forward and also about human behavior. 9. Any tips for our readers? I believe fitness no matter in what form, is essential for everyone. Martial arts can be a form of fitness, so are other forms. If one is not inclined towards martial arts, one can always fulfill one's need for fitness through body toning exercises, weight loss exercises and cardio kickboxing. By keeping the body fit, we tend to keep a healthy mind. Souls Beauty & Wellness Centre 4th Floor, Above Q Mart, Uptown Banjara, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills Phone: 040 6454 0011, 9347671807 FEBRUARY, 2014 41



Shine Your


Imagine your day without lights, when darkness surrounds you everywhere. Isn’t it scary enough? It is a proven fact that the lights around us provide energy and spirit to live every moment excitingly. Chandeliers and lights are one of the most beautiful elements of your home decor, they enlighten everything around you. From the candleholder times in the vintage era where the chandeliers were generally wooden crosses to the innovative decorative ceiling- light fixtures, they have seen a wide transformation today in the modern times. Who wouldn’t want their interiors to be the finest, along with some amazing chandeliers and light lamps being like a cherry on the cake? Ishna Rawlani acts as a guide to make your home an idyllic one and gives you a little tour to the best city stores that have a special assortment of chandeliers and light lamps for your décor.

Glo Lights - Innovation is something they really focus on, Glo Lights has some of the most innovative lights in their store. Multihued pendant lights, a bigger version of a bulb being a lamp fixture or a ring shaped metal surrounded with lights like diamonds all around. It keeps up to the expectations of its customers and looks as interesting as it sounds. They also have beautiful dull Chinese lamps & other geometric designed lights to add a little drama to your routine decor. Address : Srida Anushka Pride, 1st floor, Opp. Ratandeep Super Market, Road No.12, Banjara Hills. Ph : 040-66778888

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The light Studio is literally a light studio loaded with lamp shades and Chandeliers. Also, it does not fail to keep in the vintage times chandeliers that have a silver touch with glass elements and designs in it. Little lamp shades to keep it at the corners of your room, along with wall lights are some of the additions in their collection. Address: 1st Floor, 8-2-603/1/3, Road Number 10, Singada Kunta, Banjara Hills, Ph: 040 6550 1155


The Light Studio – Crystal Balls, twirling designs, huge colorful lights and much more.

Fos Lighting – It deals with chandeliers, lamps, pendant lights, wall lights, floor lighting lamps,

highlighters and much more, which can be used for all the purposes in your décor. Fos Lighting’s specialty is into antique hand crafted brass lightings in chandeliers for customer base that likes it to be vintage. The lamps and pendant lights are mostly wooden and classic modern type. They also have a collection of recessed lighting. G5, Ground Floor, Ashoka Metropolitan Mall, Road No. 1 & 12 Junction, Banjara Hills, Ph: 040 4016 4229

How to shop for Chandeliers & Lights? 1) Style: No doubt you know chandeliers & lights come in a variety of styles. If your tastes run modern and you want something a bit more glam than pendant lights, contemporary chandeliers are the answer. The best way to find a chandelier that matches your style is to see what you like at the decorating stores you already visited. Once you have an inkling of the styles you gravitate towards, trips to lighting superstores will be less overwhelming. 2) Pricing: Over the years, major retailers have made leaps and bounds when it comes to offering affordable, high-quality and stylish chandeliers. True, well-priced and eco-friendly salvaged pieces can be found at flea markets or online but exquisitely refurbished antique chandeliers can command prices well into the thousands of rupees. 3) Placement: Mark the location and follow the manufacturer’s instructions closely. Hiring a professional electrician to help you might be good idea. Safety is always the first priority when working on any home project, especially when electricity is involved. FEBRUARY, 2014 43

The Designers Galore



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The city saw a rush of designers in a recently held exhibition. There were suits, saris, handbags, jackets, and not to forget accessories. While we enjoyed the whole turn up of big labels and brands, what we enjoyed the most was city people turning out in their best classy avatars. Satpreet Kaur got hold of her favorite celebrity designers in a fast track interview, exclusively for our readers! Vikram Phadnis What is to be expected from your latest collection: The collection is a fusion line of kalidars, tunics, salwar kurtas & a few saris too. With my latest store in Hyderabad, I have stepped into couture line too, and my latest collection is a simpler version of it. Hot trending for 2014: Well people say neons are out, but they aren’t, though they will be used in simpler way, and not overdose of it like prints and neons together. I will still be doing neons but with solid colors. As the summer approaches, pastels and white will be trending all over. Your take on Hyderabad fashion culture: I think people in Hyderabad really know what they want, that is the best part about this city. As far as my collection, I have seen them liking more of Zari & Antique work rather than stone work. Your idea about Street Shopping: I love it! I think it’s a mix and match of everything. It allows you to add your own style, it is not created style. Collection 2014: I have just flaunted my new collection of Tussers and Chanderi’s and this collection will be more of straight fit pants. What is Vikram Phadnis doing when not designing: Travelling, I love travelling, it’s my passion. What inspires you? I don’t have any inspiration as such, I am mood based designer. if I like creating black, I would, irrespective of it’s in the season or not. Must haves in every woman’s closet: A lovely set of Indian jewellery, a Sari for sure, a nice hand bag, a pair of interesting Indian Shoes, White shirt and Blue Jeans. If Vikram Phadnis was caught quoting something it would be: “Style is Personal, a designer can’t set a trend, they can just design, so don’t follow trends blindly.”

Tell us about your latest work: My latest collection, that’s now available everywhere is from my spring/summer show. We have Sarees, Jackets and the new palazzo pants along with woolen scarves. Masaba has been all about prints. Will we see something different: When people buy prints they cannot wear it too many times because it’s everywhere. Therefore, they cannot repeat it too much. So, we keep coming up with new prints seasonally but the brand will always just be about prints. What’s next in your plate: We are coming up with a store in Kolkata which is a franchise & we are concentrating more on expanding for now. Your idea of Street Shopping: If it’s good then it works, the only problem with street shopping is that it does not last long. I sometimes find really good stuff. Few years back when I was in Sarojini Market, Delhi, I found a genuine Chanel piece, it’s just that sometimes you get lucky but you really need to hunt for it. What influences you to create new prints: I think, things around me and experience I go through, influence me for my designs. What is Masaba doing if not designing: if I am not designing for my brand then I am designing for Satya Paul (Laughs), but other than that, I love travelling & reading. Must haves in a woman’s closet: Little black Dress, White Shirt with jeans, A Sari and A black Blouse. If Masaba gupta was caught quoting something, it would be: “Be fearless and embrace your identity as much as you can.”

Amit Aggarwal


Your designs are very fresh and unique, what’s in your mind when you design: The design philosophy of my label is to do lot of architectural clothing. We infuse the designs of all the interesting buildings and the works of different architects & we have tried giving them an Indian touch in the form of sarees.


Masaba Gupta

Your favorite Muse: We look into the interesting bits here, like Kangana & Richa Chaddha. More than looks it is how interesting the character are as individuals. Fashion forecast for 2014: Lots of shimmer! Whether people like it or not. Fashion Culture in India: Fashion Culture all over India is almost the same, but when you introduce new sensibility to market, it takes a lot of time for people to adjust with it. Your Inspiration: A lot of it is from my life itself; I don’t really follow the rules & forecast of fashion. Our main aim is to look into what exactly does a woman want! A national brand you would love to collaborate with: Good Earth, because they have a very strong philosophy like our label does. It is very unapologetic about how they feel. We don’t have 2 lakh people wanting our stuff but even if we have 2000 in the whole country we are content with it. Upcoming collection: Keeping the design philosophy same, coming up with new designs is the whole idea, which is a challenge in itself. We use lot of deep colors in our collection keeping in mind the heritage jewellery that Indian women wear. If Amit Aggarwal was caught quoting something it would be: I would be able to answer this three years down the line because I am too young to make a legacy.

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Fabulous At

Being fashionable is something everybody looks forward to, but fitting into something which will not every age has its own “must haves and beware” clothing and looks to opt for. Ishna Rawlani save yourself from committing a fashion faux pass. So, here are some tips to look fabulous that are


The young blood is going all crazy over printed pants, crop tops, crazy nail arts, funky heels and phew! The list is never ending. Do’s: 1) Aztec prints tops/pants & high low-hem maxi skirts. These are the most trending thing right now! 2) Bright Loud shades of lip colors. You are young and chirpy; take complete advantage of the age you are in and experiment with colors. 3) Arm candy, ear cuffs on and vintage sunglasses (Accessorizing well is necessary).


It’s not just the ladies but men are experimenting more with their look these days. Do’s: 1) Quirky 3/4th shorts 2) T-shirts with over shirts. It gives you a complete boyish charm and look. Especially plain tees with colorful checks over shirts. 3) Colored pants (We aren’t talking about the too bright reds, greens and blue but more of decent ones).


30+ people should experiment with your attire as you are in a safe age zone. Do’s: 1) Classic palazzos, shirts, a saree gown (if you are more into fusion wears) or a mid length cocktail dress would look great! 2) Statement necklace or big chunky earrings that are teamed up perfectly with your ensemble. 3) Big totes. They look completely classy with Palazzos/Denims.

Don’ts: 1) Bell Bottom pants

Don’ts: 1) Figure hugging t-shirts (No guys, we would not want you to show your biceps please).

Don’ts: 1) Clothes that are too small. You aren’t quite sure to flaunt some skin at this age.

2) Smokey eyes with loud lip colors. You could either be heavy on your lips or on your eyes.

2) Denims that are hanging below your waist line. It is“Hell No’’ attire for men.

2) Too much of accessories. It distracts away from your clothing and too much for your age.

3) Dull colored clothes. They don’t make you feel young at all!

3) Avoid plain pastel colors. This would not be an age to experiment with pastels.

3) Printed jazzy tees. We are not talking about banning tee shirts but choosing the right one for your body type would be better.

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Every Age!


suit your age is a big NO NO! While every body type and personality has its own fabulous attires, helps you to look fantastic at every age and wear the clothes that will suit your age bracket to evergreen for all age groups.


Do’s: 1) Brown leather jacket & waistcoats. They are a great option for anytime of the day.


40+ is an age where you need to be really cautious about what would suit you.


Do’s: 1) Crisp subtle shirts/blazers. The whole idea is to look classy.

2) Moccasins/Loafers, these are something you cannot be missing. Be it with denims or trousers.

Do’s: 1) Flowy Gowns/Simple saree with a heavy classy blouse/Tunics with loose trousers with shirts and blazers.

3) Wayfarer sunglasses/aviators (They add a lot to your attire).

2) Going completely subtle on makeup preferably nude lip colors with a dash of kohl.

Don’ts: 1) Wearing too much flash. It goes completely overboard with your look.

3) Little boxed clutches and heels that would help you walk easy.

Don’ts: 1) Cargo pants or 3/4ths. This could be more of holiday attire if you are on one.

Don’ts: 1) Going overboard with makeup. The 40+ bracket should not go with much of makeup.

2) Wearing sneakers or converse shoes. It looks too much for formal subtle attire.

2) Jazzy prints on shirts. (This could be the biggest fashion faux pass at this age). 3) Mismatching clothes. Getting your color combinations right is very essential.

2) Going for heavy animal prints in clothes could be a turn off but accessorizing with animal prints is a great option. 3) Trying out funky hairstyles.

2) Steel band watch. (Strappy leather bands would be more preferred with young boys). 3) Formal dark colored shoes. It is a must have for every man.

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FASHION What is Trending? Leather Leggings

Mohe Accessories

Trending Now!

The Duo ‘MO’nika Mehta and ‘HE’mali Shah, MBA Finance graduates decided to tap the booming online industry 2 months back with Mohé! “With Mohé, they aim to provide fashion accessories at exceptional prices for its connoisseurs. They are currently retailing through Facebook and Instagram and soon plan to launch our very own website. While accessories will always be an integral part of Mohé, they intend to launch our line of bags, apparels and shoes in the near future and the overwhelming love and affection the brand has given them they have every reason to do so!” Reasonable prices, pretty packaging and delivery on time allows Mohé to make its customers happy and keep coming back for more! ; Call/Whatsapp: +91-9867904192 mohefashion

Trend Spotting – Katrina Kaif in these semi leather leggings by Acne Studio at Dhoom 3 promotional event.

These leather leggings are in vogue these days, teaming them up with great footwear from subtle nudes to vibrant reds, they look jazzy with anything! 48 FEBRUARY, 2014

Hemali & Monika

Couture Extravaganza Praanaa, a fashion store, believes in bringing out that spirit of style and charisma of your personality to forefront by designing clothes that accentuates your body and soul. They believe that dressing right will positively influence your confidence level and add value to your persona. Started in April 2011, Praanaa was established with the idea of providing designer clothes for all occasions from casual to party wear at affordable prices. From ethnic wear to western sensibilities, their association with design & glamour is creating history in the fashion world of Hyderabad. If you want a casual look for occasions like college wear, shopping and other outings, they have kurtis, salwar suits, unstitched and semi stitched suits in light range available. For kitty parties they have indo westerns and trendy kurtis. Presently the latest trends like Masaba print dresses, Neon colours and much more are also available. Address: Praanaa, 8-2-403/1/1, Above Medplus, Lane opp.GVK Mall, Road.No.4, Banjara Hills, Ph : 9949409000

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A Day At Numaish

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The traditional age old exhibition brings art, culture and fashion from around India. It’s exclusive in its own way, some like to stroll and have fun of astounding chilly weather, grabbing bites of chat, popcorn, chocolate fountain, not to forget juices, and hot cuppa of flavored milk and for some it’s an all round perfect place for some fun evening and shopping. The main attraction apart from the fun rides, are the stalls put up, from exclusive Lenin from Panipat, kurtis from Lucknow, suits from Kashmir, juttis from Amritsar, lac bangles from our very own Hyderabad and handlooms from all over India. Other stuff also include, home appliances, bags, tattoo artists, fun weight testers, crockery, and home décor flowers. It’s a yearly attraction but you will always find something new each year. So plan a fun evening and don’t forget to get yourself something from wide range of stuff available. Model: Aanchal Kaur Photographer: Lokesh Biyani. FEBRUARY, 2014 51



Revamping the Persona

Sometimes change is a good idea & getting yourself a makeover and experimenting with new looks, that would suit you is a must try. Tulip takes all its readers to a short preview for a makeover of Tollywood Actress Manasa Himavarsha at a popular stop in the city – Lucas Academy & Salon, a destination to experience what a transformation is all about. No matter what your age, hair or skin type is, they create the ideal environment for you to reinvent or rediscover your image and personality. Headed by Lucas Chinappa, trained hair expert. At Lucas Salon they believe that people need to feel good about them in order to live life to the fullest. Step 1: First step was hairwash followed by hair cut. Step 2: Manasa’s hair was towel dried and was given a layered hair cut by Lucas Chinappa. The hair was blow-dried in wavy style with the help of rollers to give more volume. Step 3: While her hair was set in rollers, she was ready for some makeup session by Yasmin, the makeup expert. Step 4: Yasmin first cleansed and moisturized Manasa’s face and applied the MAC primer for her skin to be ready for makeup, as the primer helps the make up to stay longer. Step 5: A coat of MAC concealer was used to make the skin tone even and hide the blemishes, if any. Step 6: MAC Foundation was used on her skin, as per the skin tone along with some MAC bronzer. Step 7: For eyes, Yasmin gave Manasa a Smokey look with shades of brown with the help of MAC carbon eyeshadow. Simple technique eyeliner was used to highlight the eyes with additional false lashes. Step 8: Manasa’s cheeks were highlighted with a light pink blush and a pastel pink lip color was added on her lips. Step 9: Her nails were manicured and painted with the same color as her lips & the rollers in the hair were let open for wavy voluminous locks. Manasa was ready after her simple makeover and she looked glamorously revamped. Lucas Academy & Salon Road Number 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Ph: 9391185413 52 FEBRUARY, 2014



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Stay Natural

Stay Beautiful!

Rushing past everyday’s hustle bustle, more often than not, the one unending problem people face is ‘No time.’ You wake up, skim through early morning activities and then rush to the summons of your jobs, leaving absolutely no time for cleansing the bacteria and dirt accumulated within the pores of your skin over time! Sounds familiar? Don’t fret! This season go ‘All natural’ and bring out the best of your skin.

For a magnificent face - Radiant Face Pack: In a bowl, take a slice of bread and soak it with 2 tbsp milk, ½ tbsp sugar, a tsp of olive oil and finally a few strands of saffron. Mix this well until it forms a creamy texture, massage it over your face and neck and leave it for around 30 mins. Rinse with cold water. It is important to use cold water, as it closes the open pores of the face, leaving it supple and soft. Not only does it give your face a vibrant glow but also reduces fine lines.

Daily beauty care forms an essential part of one’s life. Salons and spas require leisure time that everyone does not have, but with the help of some brilliant natural remedies, one needs very little time in getting that fabulous, flawless skin that tops the wish list of every girl! Natural products are completely organic with no traces of chemicals that are safe for the skin. Most cosmetics are toxic. It’s horrifying to hear, but they are! Natural remedies come to our rescue here, right from the books of our grandmas, who never saw a wrinkle until their late 50’s! Here are some of the easiest natural remedies that require very little time to implement. These fit into the ridiculously busy schedules of the metropolitan crowd and work wonders on the skin, body and health. 54 FEBRUARY, 2014

Smooth, soft skin using red wine - Adding a cup of red wine to your bathing water works wonders! It works as an exfoliator and leaves you with a radiant, soft and supple skin that makes you feel intoxicated with happiness!

Home-made chocolate lip gloss - Take a small amount of melted chocolate, mix with some Vaseline or your favorite lip balm and heat it in a microwave for a minute at 90o. After it cools down, you are ready to use your favorite chocolate lip balm that makes you want to indulge in the pure divinity of chocolate. Doesn’t it sound sinfully divine??

Bye - Bye dark circles - Put used tea bags (rich in anti-oxidants) in the freezer. While these are chilling, apply olive oil around your eyelids, leave for 10 minutes. Then place the chilled tea bags on your eyelids for 15 minutes, remove, wash, dry and moisturize your face as usual. Add bling to the blink!

For beauteous feet - Beautiful and soft feet sans the cracks: In a bucket of warm water, add ½ cup of baking soda. Soak your feet in this and let it rest for 30 minutes. The warm water will extract all traces of stress from your feet and the baking soda will instantly heal the cracks making your feet 3 times softer. Do this at least twice a month to get crack free feet!

For lustrous hair – Soft, Silky hair: Mix well, 3 tbsp of Olive Oil and 2 Eggs. Apply this mixture to your hair and let it dry for around 30 minutes. Remember to hold the hair in place with a shower cap. Olive Oil hydrates the dry locks and the protein of the eggs give a dazzling shine and immense strength to the hair, leaving it soft at touch. An added tip would be to rinse the hair with lime juice mixed in water, as it removes the smell of the eggs and maintains the shine. Control hair grey - Prepare a cup of black tea and add a tablespoon of salt to it. Massage your scalp with this lukewarm tea. Let it stay on your hair for at least half an hour and then rinse it off. Who says graying can’t be controlled? Look astounding and lively. From the expert herself: The last few weeks, it seems as if everyone has been hit with late night parties, cold, wheezing cough, running nose and aching body. Instead of going heavy on your pocket, here are some home remedy tips to keep yourself hale and hearty Mint: Crush a spring of mint leaves and apply the crushed leaves to dark under eye circles. Leave it on for 20 minutes then rinse. Twice a week and you are set for the next party with beautiful eyes. Coconut oil: This stuff works like magic. Rub it all over your face after every shower and one week later: Bye, bye cellulite, shrunk pores face. Grapes: Red grapes carry antioxidant powers which are amazing for luminous skin. Make a paste by mashing up a handful of the fruit and add 2 tablespoons of white flour. Apply

the mask to your face and leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it off. It wakes up the appearance of tired and fatigued skin to give you an amazing glow. Milk: The lactic acid in milk serves as a natural skin brightener, while its natural fat content acts as a body moisturizer. Add a gallon of whole milk to a tubful of warm water and soak. It’s a great alternative to sugar and salt scrubs, which may be too abrasive for people who suffer from eczema, psoriasis, or sensitive skin. If you prefer a fragranced bath, add 10 to 20 drops of an essential oil, such as lavender. Ruby Bal, Makeup Artist

I have a very sensitive skin type which never allowed me to do much with my face and that was until I understood the importance of natural beauty products. I started using natural ingredients as a substitute for various branded products and guess what, it worked wonders for me! So for all the people with sensitive skin type, natural is the way to go. Radhika Sasidhar, Doctor



I am from a background where my great grandmother to my mother uses natural beauty products to enhance the charm on their face, so I have been habituated to the same. I firmly believe that natural beauty ingredients like turmeric, olive oil, honey etc have long lasting effects. The best thing about natural products is, they suit everyone and have no side effects. Sahithya Vemana, Engineer

We give you top ten tips to look vibrant and pretty this season – 1) Drink lots of water. 2) Have enough sleep. 3) Eat healthy. 4) Cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin. 5) Take care of those pearly whites – Smile! 6) Exercise for at least an hour every day. 7) Exfoliate your lips. 9) Pedicures and manicures - Keep your hands and feet beautiful. 10) Be happy and positive - Happiest girls are the prettiest! Look good, do good and feel good as it boosts up your confidence and people wouldn’t stop showering you with compliments. Go green, Go natural! FEBRUARY, 2014 55



Pack Up! Mauritius: Rodrigues

Locked in a shallow lagoon, this fish-shaped island has served as a paparazzi-free, bolt-hole for Prince William in past years. With its verdant valleys and numerous islets, it’s a haven for hikers and kite-surfers, too. Stay at the beachfront Mourouk Ebony Hotel. Room for two comes around 12,710 PN Tulip Tip: Spot giant Aldabra tortoises at TheFrançois Leguat Tortoise & Cave Reserve

India: Andaman Islands

These 550 atolls in the Bay of Bengal have all the prerequisites for an idyllic gateway with an added dose of culture. You can still see a few ancient indigenous tribes. The island of Havelock, a two-hour ferry ride from Port Blair, is arguably the most appealing, thanks to its bone-white beaches. Book a sea-facing villa at the new Silver Sand Beach Resort and ask the staff to take you on a trek to the Kala Pather forest. Room for two comes around 8,060 PN Tulip Tip: Get to know the area’s historic villages on an excursion with Island Vinnie’s tours 56 FEBRUARY, 2014



Tired of travelling the same old places? Satpreet Kaur gets you a list of Secret Islands that have become traveler’s favorite in recent years. They are new, fresh, and population free. So, gear up for some of the best secret islands around the globe while our readers share their love for travelling and exploring new places! So pack Up! Bahamas: Sampson Cay and Exuma Cays

Partially protected from commercial activity since 1959, the Exuma Cays are normally the domain of cruisers—and a few privileged landowners such as Johnny Depp. But guests at Sampson Cay have access to the area’s thriving patch reefs and isolated islets. Stay at Sampson cay, the five modest villas include wide patios that are perfect for watching the sunset. While the limestone karst terrain may be rugged, every path ends on a stretch of secluded white sand. Room for two costs around 17,050 PN. Tulip Tip: Rent a Boston Whaler from the hotel to tour the surrounding islands.

Greece: Skopelos

A one-hour ferry ride from Skiathos, the island of Skopelos is so picture-perfect (hidden coves, blue-roofed taverns; hundreds of Byzantine-era churches) that Hollywood chose its Kastani Beach as a set for Mamma Mia. Adrina Resort & Spa with 16 terraced rooms and 22 villas that look out onto the turquoise Aegean Sea, is the perfect place to stay and explore the island. Room for two comes around 6820 PN Tulip Tip: After a dinner of grilled lamb at garden-side Perivoli (Skopelos Town) walk to open-air Mercurius Bar & Café(Skopelos Town) or the hillside Ouzeri Anatoli (Skopelos Town) ; for live rebetika music. FEBRUARY, 2014 57



British Virgin Islands: Scrub Island

The name may suggest otherwise, but a trip here hardly constitutes roughing it. Once a pit stop for explorers, it’s been virtually uninhabited for decades until few years back, when the luxe Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina opened its doors. What to expect? Spacious hillside villas, guided trips to nearby Norman Island, and sunset nature hikes. Room for two comes around 23,250 PN Tulip Tip: Reserve Honeymoon Beach (accessible only by boat) for a picnic and have time of your life.

Indonesia: Gili Trawangan

Searching for the Bali of, say, 1970? Head to Gili Trawangan, a tiny island near Lombok dotted with countless waterside cafés. No motorized traffic is allowed here the best way to get around is to rent a bicycle or use your own two feet. The daily agenda involves nothing more than fishing, diving, or kicking back with a cold beer at Scallywag (South Beach).On the southern coast, Hotel Vila Ombak has 115 airy oceanfront rooms. Room for two comes around 9,300 PN Tulip Tip: Hop the ferry to Mount Rinjani, an active volcano on Lombok.

Travelling has always been a passion. Being a globe trotter, visiting exotic places like Mauritius, snowy lands of Switzerland or the towns of Europe, I try to include surreal places in my yearly vacation. I’m fond of travelling to unusual places because of the thrill and serendipity which gives me an adrenaline rush, be it small towns to cities and countries. A few places I’d love to visit are Green passage way also called the “love tunnel” in Ukraine, Cook Islands in New Zealand, Tasmania’s Totem Pole in Australia, Under water Yacht in Antarctica, Blue hole in Hawaii, The Swing at the “End of the World” in Ecuador and many more. There’s always something interesting about the road not taken. Nehal Saraogi, Student, NIFT 58 FEBRUARY, 2014

The world is full of exotic places each one having their own history and magnificence. I spend my time and energy in going to such places because it can be sufficiently described as an experience from another life. I get to live in very different climatic conditions, see rare and beautiful wildlife and experience variegated cultures very different from ours. A few of such places that I'd like to visit are Vale Da Lua in Brazil, Pamukkale in Turkey and Sanqingshan in China etc. The rich and peaceful experience one gains in visiting on a beautiful but deserted island, or on a snow capped mountain side town is unparalleled. I travel all through the year. Apart from visiting popular tourist places like New York City or Singapore, nothing matches the thrill that one gets in traveling to places less known but no less in beauty. Jambu Kumar Sogani, Owner at National Service Station


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Hot on Velocipedes

Its not just cars but lot of stylish bikes making their way in automobiles this season. Here are the top 3 newly launched bikes of the year.

BMW K1300 R

Who doesn’t love Dhoom 3 and the bikes in it? One of the most fascinating things in the movie this time was the jaw dropping BMW bike that left everybody awestruck. It is called the BMW K 1300 R: The Naked Beast @ 173 horsepower [Approx. Price INR 19 - 22 lakhs] is of the power packed bike in its segment. The K 1300 R comes across as a flamboyant high performance roadster, which ticks all boxes in terms of riding dynamics. A muscular front end matched with a slim rear gives a distinct look for this naked bike. Rocket like launches are easily attained while safety and traction are given top priority. It is a powerful bike, which according to the company, meets the most exacting demands of all the aspects. The bike comes with finest technology, ergonomics and with a lot of charisma. The bike also has a conventional indicator switch instead of the usual BMW three button configurations.

Harley Davidson Street Glide

Harley-Davidson expanded its Indian portfolio as it launched the Street Glide for the Indian market. The Street Glide boasts a new 4.5 inch color-screen infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, voice recognition, text-to-speech technology, GPS navigation, plus support for intercom and CB communications in a single module. To keep the rider entertained, the new Jukebox compartment on the fairing dash features a USB port for charging and playing electronic devices, including Apple iPod/iPhone and other MP3 sources, an SD card, and mobile phones with 5.25 inch speakers. Apple iPod and iPhone functions are available through the hand controls. The Jukebox compartment features a cushioned bottom and water-resistant foam seal around the one-touch door.

Hyosung GT250 R

To celebrate the first anniversary of the HY Ryders, which is a Hyosung club, the Korean based two-wheeler manufacturer launched the GT250 R Limited Edition (LE) at the DSK Hyosung showroom in Pune. The GT250 R LE has been finished in a gleaming shade of hurricane yellow to make it stand apart from the standard 250cc offering. The bikes would be limited to just 50 units, with each sporting the signatures of their respective owners. Speaking at the launch, Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman, DSK Motowheels said, “Driven by popular demand from our discerning customers, we decided to introduce this signature edition of the GT250 R. What better way to introduce this faired beast than the 1st anniversary of our exclusive superbike club the HyRyders. We are overwhelmed by the support shown by the owners club, and are committed to delivering maximum value and excitement for them in the years to come.” 60 FEBRUARY, 2014



The Online Mania


Madish The Style Bar The fashion store online started by passionate Madina Kirpalani, in August 2012 is a huge hit among fashioinistas. Her site offers a lot of latest fashionable items, from trendy tops to gorgeous dresses. She keeps adding accessories, bags, shoes to top it all. “I have found it so frustrating trying to find clothes that make me feel good. You might be lucky to find one or two pieces you like if you have the patience of going through a hundred racks filled with clothes. I just happened to get into selling fashion clothes online and was surprised at the positive response I got initially. But deeper into it I realized it’s not easy and struggled for 2 years. The main reason for Madish's growth is the quality at affordable prices. People these days don’t shy away from purchasing online and are further aided through the flexible return policies which Madish provides “ The team is evolving and developing the range every single week. There is so much passion for this range. We will have new and exciting pieces in store every week. I will say that collaborating with bloggers, online media, and store supplies in general is where I see my near future expansion. The big goal however is to create an international label someday. Find Them: Instagram:

Cupcakes and Closet Everything today is online and so is shopping; there are so many places where fashion comes in so late but online stores like “Cupcakes and Closet “ brings fashion to your door step. So shop at their store, and forget the nightmare of wearing same clothes as your friend, because she has so much variety that you will never end up wearing same as others. CAC was launched in 2011 by two 20 year olds, Nirali Malji (Law student) and Aneesha Dalal (Engineer) who used social media to their advantage and are always adapting to current trends to satisfy the client’s fashion appetite. Cupcakes and Closet (CAC) is an online retail store that provides an unprecedented selection of today’s fashion at a great value. With an extensive range of clothes, accessories, swimwear and bags. CAC has over 45k followers. They also customize swimwear and bags as the customer fancies. Find Them: cupcakesandcloset

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ENTERTAINMENT Emraan Hashmi’s son Diagnosed with Cancer Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi’s four-year-old son Ayan has been diagnosed with first-stage cancer. Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt revealed this to the media and said that Emraan was inconsolable after a malignant tumor was detected in Ayan’s kidney. Ayan has been admitted to Hinduja hospital and is scheduled for immediate surgery followed by chemotherapy sessions to completely get rid of the disease. The operation was successful.

Huma Qureshi, a home breaker?

Huma Qureshi, who thrilled one and all in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur, is constantly under the scanner for her friendship with the director. Anurag and Kalki’s marriage is on the rocks and allegedly the growing proximity between Huma and Anurag is to be blamed. Huma said, “For the record, I am friends with both Anurag and Kalki. It’s surprising that me hugging Kalki doesn’t get noticed by people, but when I meet Anurag, we are having an affair? I think it’s irresponsible and insensitive to constantly create such rumours. It ends up causing unnecessary and harmful damage, both professionally and personally.”

Amitabh, Jaya greet Rekha Publically

At a recently held Bollywood awards function, the unthinkable happened. Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya Bachchan were snapped greeting Rekha. However, unlike their other meetings where Amitabh and Jaya have avoided Rekha publicly, this one was different. While Amitabh and Rekha were seen exchanging a ‘namaste’, wife Jaya and Rekha, who was rumored to be the ‘other woman,’ in Big B’s life, were seen holding hands. We don’t know if these gestures are simply cordial ones or have the Bachchans let bygones be bygones? That is something to wait and watch.

Johnny Depp & Amber Heard Engaged? Kristen-Robert very much in touch

It’s been weeks since Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have seen each other in person, but the Twilight co-stars have made staying in touch a top priority – and it’s paying off. How sweet! Hopefully Kristen and Rob will be able to spend some time together after Rob finishes filming Queen of the Desertin Morocco. What do you think? Can a longdistance relationship make the heart grow fonder? Do you think Rob and Kristen should keep Skyping to stay close?

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard may be taking things to the next level! She was spotted with a big ring on her ring finger while leaving a dinner party in Los Angeles. If Johnny has decided to settle down, this would be quite a shock. He was with Vanessa Paradis for 14 years, but they never married. She is also the mother of his two children, Jack and Lily Rose.

Sunanda Tharoor’s Sudden Demise Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor, wife of union minister Shashi Tharoor, died a “sudden, unnatural death”, said doctors who conducted her autopsy at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The 52-year-old Mrs Tharoor, who was found dead inside her suite at a fivestar hotel in Delhi, was cremated a few days ago. Mrs Tharoor had, alleged that her husband was having an affair with a Pakistani journalist, who she targeted in a series of angry tweets. But the Tharoors issued a joint statement in which they said they “are happily married and intend to stay that way.”

Chocolate Boy Ruslaan Mumtaz who is the protagonist of “Kehta Hai Dil... Jee Le Zara” on Sony TV, shares his experience on working for television, his love for food and some mysterious facts about him.

10 minutes with Ruslaan Mumtaz

F1 legend Michael Schumacher still in coma but his condition is no longer critical after his tragic ski accident. Michael Schumacher’s condition was described as “stable” for the first time – without the rider “critical”. Earlier, rumors were rife in German sporting circles that the seven-times world champion may not recover from the brain injury, which he sustained in the Alpine resort of Meribel. But Ms Kehm said claims from anyone but Schumacher’s doctors or management were “pure speculation”. She insisted medics had the full support of Schumacher’s family’s about his treatment and added: “Michael’s family is very happy and confident with the work of the team of doctors treating Michael”.



Michael Shumacher’s Ski Accident

As you work for television now, tell us the whole experience and what you enjoy doing more? In movies the shoot would wrap up in a few days and I would switch to the next projects. As TV actor, I work very hard, 29 days a month, 15 hours every day and I get to play the character for a longer time. My vote would go for Television; I’d say it is a thrilling experience. How would you describe your real life personality? I am a very non-judgmental person, chilled out and posses a much laid back attitude. I am easy to live with, likes to live life on my own terms and I love sleeping and eating good food ( pizzas being his favorite). One fact that people do not know about you? That I am a very lazy person and I love to sleep. What is a regular day for you if you aren’t working? I wake up, have my breakfast then hit the gym to work out and then have lunch, laze around a bit and meet up a few friends.

Uday Kiran’s Mysterious Death

In a shocking incident, Telugu cinema hero Uday Kiran died by committing suicide. Initial reports say that the actor died after taking the extreme step in his flat at Srinagar colony. Later, he was rushed to a private hospital where the doctors declared him dead. The reasons for Uday Kiran’s death were his financial problems, but more than that, he could not come to grips with reality after Tollywood nudged him out at a time when he was establishing himself as a hero.

If not an actor, what profession would you be into? I would definitely be a Stock Broker. Your take on Stardom and do you enjoy it? For me stardom is very short-lived, it does affect your personal life and you are answerable to a lot of people. Yes, I do enjoy it as one should know how to handle it in a positive way. Person that inspires you the most? My mom, she really inspires me and I look up to her. What next? Right now I am working on “Kehta Hai Dil.. Jee Le Zara “on Sony, after the show, I would take a long break for 2 months. Directors you would love to work with? I would love to work with Satish Kaushik as I share a really good rapport with him and have worked with him before ( In the movie Tere Sang) , Farah Khan as she seems to be a very fun person to work with. Any plans of visiting Hyderabad? I have visited Hyderabad once during one of my movie promotions; I would surely love to make a visit sometime soon this year.

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MOVIES Movie Reviews

Wolf of Wall Street Director : Martin Scorsese. Starring : Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal. Jon Favreau, and Jean Dujardin. Martin Scorsese opens The Wolf of Wall Street with a succession of quick scenes which tell us exactly what is in store for us over next three hours; Fast cars, massive houses, private boats, beautiful women and drugs. Lots and lots of drugs. Moreover, the film neither condemns their behavior nor shows us that greed doesn’t have its consequences. Credit must also go to DiCaprio and Jonah Hill for matching Scorsese’s direction with equally energetic and dynamic performances. Unashamedly, DiCaprio puts everything into this role, never letting his A-List status hold him back from fully embodying Belfort and the greed culture, whilst giving one of 2013’s funniest and liveliest performances. Jai Ho Director: Sohail Khan Starring: Salman Khan, Daisy Shah The political groups can never be wise and the Indian cinema since years has been emphasizing over corruption, digging the social and biased system of our nation. Amidst this, the insanity is taken a few notches higher and suddenly there is a man with certain force to make a big difference. And everything ends finally. So what is new in Sohail Khan’s “Jai Ho”? The story of Jai Ho is far too simplistic to be taken seriously. While it’s laudable that Khan plays the righteous Samaritan, he doesn’t progress beyond the help-eachother-out phase. The gory action sequences are all orchestrated to highlight Khan’s buffed- up body and there’s one too many. On the whole, a noble, well-intentioned message narrated in an entertaining format in a Salman Khan movie, who, as we all know by now, is the much endeared hero of the masses, makes Jai Ho a sure-shot winner. In fact, it won’t be wrong to state that Jai Ho easily ranks amongst Salman’s better films. This one has the potential to emerge as a blockbuster at the box-office. One – Nenokkadine Director : Sukumar Starring : Mahesh Babu & Kriti Sanon The film is about a young chap Gautham who goes in search of his identity and true self. Sukumar, who is known for his puzzling screenplay and treatment, once again pens a revenge drama on similar lines. The psychological thriller is loaded with good high action sequences and settled performances from the lead pair. Mahesh Babu delivers a superb performance and shoulders the film well. He flaunts a toned body and is also seen going shirtless for a scene. Kriti Sanon did well in her debut and has managed to add glam to the film. Nenokkadine is good and will keep you wanting for more. The story has a few interesting twists and turns, the second half too keeps the audience glued to the screen. Sukumar should be commended for superb attempt in choosing to make a film that has not been explored in Telugu movies.

Upcoming Movies in February

Gunday February 14th 2014 Ranveer, Arjun Kapoor

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Highway Febraury 21st 2014 Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda

Saving Mr. Banks February 7th 2014 Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson

Rey February 5th 2014 Saidharam Tej

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Sangeeta & Mahaveer

Sonika & Varun

Birthday Soiree

Dinesh & Neeta Patel

Dinesh Patel recently celebrated his birthday at Over the Moon. Close friends, relatives and family were seen having a great time at the party along with some music and dancing. The evening came to an end with the cake cutting ceremony and guests relished on some yummy dishes.

Sai Venkat & Priyanka


Archna Jaju



Expert Visit FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), Hyderabad Chapter had organized an interactive session with acclaimed painter Bose Krishnamachari and Christie’s India Marketing Head Sonal Singh. On the occasion, the speakers spoke about Curating Collections, Preserving works of Art, Relationship between Art and Artiste.

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Iffat & Sajjad

New Year Bash


New-year 2014 was recently celebrated with many grand scale events in the city. One of the most amazing parties, the city witnessed was on the New Year’s Eve at Rain -The Club. We spotted Navdeep Ahuja on the console playing some latest tracks that kept the guests glued to the dance floor all night long.

Sahitya & Sanju


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DJ Umer

Pavan & Nisha

Divya & Arpita

Picture Perfect

Reshmi & Kavya

Sai Kiran & Rani

Khushboo & Mayur


Soundarya & Sandeep



Manvi & Madhu

Posing Away

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Alekya Reddy




Stuti, Pooja & Sonia

Stylish Divas on the Block Stylish Divas, by Pooja, Stuti and Sonia is a new club on the block. The club saw many young girls having fun with each other and hitting the dance floor to some groovy music. All the girls bonded with each other and were dressed to flaunt at the event.

Isha Bhalla & Vinni

Jayasuda & Nithin

Lohri Bash A.P. PUNJABI SABHA - “PHULKARI CLUB” celebrated their annual event “Lohri” on a grand scale at Chiran Fort, Begumpet. Famous punjabi singer Bhuppi (Khalli Bali fame); Shweta Sharma and Singer Vini also performed with their troupe. “Children’s Carnival” was an added attraction in the event. The event witnessed an elaborate food spread and the icing on the cake was the specially packed lohri gifts for the guests.

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Ruchi & Ashu

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Shalini & Amit Kumar

The Terrace Launch


Tabla launched The Terrace lounge recently, a place which has a mind-boggling ambience with some good delicacies in the menu, to chill and hangout after a long tiring day. The launch witnessed many celebrities from Tollywood and other city people who were enjoying the open terrace ambience of the place.


Hasnain Saberi

Amit Garg

Asaduddin Owaisi

D Nagendar


Luvraj & Anil Kumar

Hannan Saberi

Delightful Evening Hasnain Saberi recently threw an incredible bash to celebrate his young son’s religious ceremony. Many political & Excellency personalities were seen at this event along with close friends and family. Guests networked with each other & had a great time.

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Ali Akbar Saberi

Honey & Rehan

Silver Salt Launch


With many new restaurants opening in the city, one more got added to the list. Silver Salt, an Indian cuisine restaurant recently opened in Banjara Hills. Hyderabadi’s were seen excited for the launch and savoring on some Indian food.

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Shipra Gandhi

Kunal & Priyanka

Ceaseless Love Sahil & Priyanka

Sahil Gulati and Priyanka Khanna, one of the popular couples of the city got engaged recently at Marigold, Green Park. The couple looked gorgeous on their special day while their friends and relatives were seen celebrating the happiness.

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Pinky Reddy


Mana Shetty & Mandira Bedi

Fashion Rendezvous Samia Alam Khan & Swati Kilaru presented “Araaish Exhibition” where famous celebrity designers showcased their collection .Hyderabad’s growing fashion culture was here to witness the most exclusive & prolific designer exhibition-”Araaish”, a tryst with top designers and their exclusive collections is the most distinct feature of Araaish. Famous Celebrity Designers like Mandira Bedi, Mana Shetty, Sharmilla, Masaba Gupta, Vikram Phadnis and others participated in this Exclusive Designer Exhibition.

Shalu Bupal

Alekya & Shruti

Vikram Phadnis

Sharmila Khanna


Vidya & Sagarika Sunil, Samia, Manzoor & Swathi

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Suman Rao




Sonal & Rajiv Doshi

Melodic Night

Rachna & Dilpreet

Ghazal night was organized by Masti Makers at Hotel Royal Reve recently, along with a wide range of delectable dishes. The visitors were spotted enjoying the musical night with their favorite ghazals being played one after the other.



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Humang & Preeti


Party Circuit New Year calls for new beginnings and the party scene this month was loaded with fresh faces, some marvelous fun & thunders of entertainment. Hyderabadi’s had a month of action packed parties with many midweek and weekend excitements.

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K TAL Fakeness touched its T HO

limit at a recently held exhibition at a star hotel when a city socialite was spotted wearing a “Fake Masaba Print”. It became more amusing when the designer herself clicked the poor lady and uploaded on Instagram quoting ”Hello Auntie, Original is here”. She later on removed the post as it was gaining an unwanted attention. Shivani 76 FEBRUARY, 2014

Vinod & Vandana

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Know Your Fortune FORTUNE

- Tarot reading by Nupur Heda


Year 2014 for Capricorn

(January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, your February astrology predicts positive as well as negative news for you. The beginning of the month is awesome with a peaceful and happy family life. Your children will achieve success and your family atmosphere will be quite happening. There are chances for you to make some charity and serve mankind. Stress and problems will maintain a safe distance from you, according to the cards. Financially, you will earn huge profits; provided you keep a check on your expenses. According to the angels, other good things scheduled are purchase of luxury items, a fruitful trip or holiday with friends and popularity between people of opposite sex. Be careful as there may be some useless allegations against you on work front and your friends can become your enemies. Angels suggests you to avoid any sort of quarrels during this period. Love Tip for Valentine’s: If you are patient, you will spare yourself grief, while truth reveals itself in its own good time. In the end, you may find yourselves incorporating elements from both sides!


Birthday Special: Being too preoccupied on the professional front may leave you with little or no time for your personal life this year. There shall be a sense of disconnect with your family members and frequently you shall find that you are not on the same page as them. However, you may expect some remarkable changes on both fronts, even though you may not be able to balance both. You shall become very ambitious professionally, and shall be in a tearing rush to climb to the top. Try to squeeze out some time for your near and dear ones. Joint assets and inheritances are issues that will need to be tackled.


(February 19 - March 20) Pisces, February is not a very good month for you. In the beginning of the month, you are advised not to take any risk on business front as huge losses are clearly visible. Cards suggest you to avoid going near water because water may harm you. Travelling is also not favorable for you. As per the Angels, friends will become foes and will try to harm you in every possible way. Your health may remain affected by fever, cough, eye-problem or any form of injury. Cards predict that you may go to a pilgrimage or can purchase a vehicle too. Everyone in your family and friend circle will support you and your efforts will be appreciated. Possibilities are that you can buy a land or any other valuable possession. Loan approvals, fame and recognition will follow you. Ending of the month will be same as the beginning with health issues, losses and unexpected expenses.

(April 20 - May 20) Ups and downs are on your February cards. The month is not good in terms of physical and mental comforts. As per the predictions, health troubles will take away the physical relief and mental stress from work place. Keep a close eye on your enemies because they will not leave any chance to tarnish your reputation in your family and among your friends. You are a spendthrift when it comes to luxuries and comforts of life and so chances are clear that you will face loss of money. Angels suggests you to stay away from women as they can harm you; and jealous people will show their negative side at their best. Spirituality and religious deeds will help you. Cough and asthmatic problems are also predictable. You may feel lost and confused. Ending of the month is somewhat better with possibilities of rewards from seniors and a beneficial journey is expected.

Love Tip for Valentine’s: If you sink into depression about what is lost, you may get nowhere. Focus on the value that still remains, and make the best of it as optimistically as possible.

Love Tip for Valentine’s: A relationship may have the power to turn you in a whole new direction. If you feel lost, try using your empathy and intuition rather than your logical mind.


(March 21 - April 19) As per the cards, this is the month to concentrate on your career as success is waiting for you. You will get profits from business associates and will explore golden opportunities. In February, you will also enjoy some beautiful romantic moments with your partner. The angels say, you can have some successful trips and this time is also favorable for the students. As per the cards you may lose the sweetness of your relationship with some loved ones and health and finances can trouble you. Money will come for sure, but will go out with equal ease. The cards foretell switching job is not a good idea and problem from your child’s side is also possible. The ray of hope will reach you in the ending of the month with settlement of all pending issues and problems. Luck and prosperity will come your way and all your hard times would be over. Love Tip for Valentine’s: You are becoming increasingly aware of how much value you have to contribute to your next relationship. But first, you have to become magnetic. 78 FEBRUARY, 2014


(May 21 - June 20) Complimentary stars are indicating happy married life in February. If expecting a child, birth of a girl child is on the cards. For students, the time is good academically and they will excel in their fields. As per the cards, next week is not so favorable. Financial gains won’t let you gain much and the time is risky for the life of one of your family members. You can take a break from your work and go on a holiday or a trip with your dear ones. Meeting some famous personalities is also possible. With the departure of this favorable period, is the arrival of unnecessary expenses and you will feel restless and weak. But again, with the ending of the month, you will get the pleasure of stable life and harmonious family life. Professionally, the period is very good and promotion can be expected. Love Tip for Valentine’s: You can’t expect to feel this way forever- it’s not logical. But for now, who cares?

(June 21 - July 22) The beginning of February will make you cherish the feel of royalty with showers of pleasant surprises. As per the cards, you will get some good news from your relatives or spouse. The time is also favorable for wealth gain as well as profits from agreements or contracts. Angels suggest you to take care of your health, as neglecting any minor health problem can turn into a major one leading to further problems. Cards foretell that business journeys will turn out fruitful and you will find new sources of income. A new vehicle, jewellery or spending on luxuries are predictable. Relation with your family and friends will grow stronger and you will live the life at its best. Love Tip for Valentine’s: Often people feel much better just having talked out their differences. Sometimes the solution simply lies in listening.


(July 23 - August 22) A fantastic beginning for sure with fruitful journeys and promotions is seen in February. You will be very clear about your thoughts and would be master in implementing them in the best way. You will enjoy the company of your siblings and people of opposite sex. Pressure of work will increase and you will find yourself under the burden of responsibilities. Cards predict eye and ear related troubles and also some health issues from your partner’s side. Perfect balance between your professional as well as domestic life will help you take things easily. Your superiors will guide you and possibility of meeting old friends is also there. You will enjoy fame and appreciation and birth of a child or child related news is also possible. If you are single, planning for a relationship then the time does not allow you for that. Love Tip for Valentine’s: This is a good time to assert your individuality. Even a partner must step aside as you move forward in your own life.


(August 23 - September 22) What can be more awesome than arrival of a month with get-togethers, appreciation from superiors and financial gain? Virgo get ready to live the moment as it comes. Cards predict progress on the professional front and it is assured, though you will feel overburdened with responsibilities of work and home. Your position will improve followed by rise of income and huge profits. However, making huge investments is not advised as your family members, friends and associates will leave you alone and health can also trouble you. Sudden losses will disturb you and you will feel frustrated and over-burdened. In the end of the month money loss, enemies, risks; all will cross your way indicating that the period is not satisfactory. Change in place or job is expected in coming months which won’t help much. Love Tip for Valentine’s: Strongly consider doing whatever it takes to support and invest in the dream you and your future partner hold together.


(September 23 - October 22) February brings some initial unfavorable moments for you. Health complications for you and your parents are predicted by the cards and you may miss all the professional opportunities coming your way. With progress in the month, things will get normal; promotion and



FORTUNE recognition will treat you. For students appearing for examinations, success is guaranteed. There will be a boost in your level of confidence. Success, fame, friendly relations and progress will cherish you if you sincerely work for them. You will become a leader and your life partner, friends as well as seniors would love to be around you. In the coming months, don’t try to switch your job as everything is just perfect the way it is. Love Tip for Valentine’s: Even though we can learn a lot from the past, we must remember that power lies in the present.


(October 23 - November 21) Beginning of February is not favorable for matters related to heart. Maintain distance from love and romance and try to be calm instead. If you pay attention towards your career then you will get some very good results. Unnecessary expenses should be avoided. You will feel irritated and unsatisfied as far as your professional life is concerned. Enemies will try to approach and harm you. Angels foretell, scorpions may face excessive cold and cough problems. Financial loss, health complications, conflicts over small issues will worsen the situation. By mid of the month suddenly all things will start sorting out on their own and there will be a tremendous amount of energy in you. Purchasing land, vehicle or making big investment should be delayed for some time. Taking any major decision needs to be postponed. Love Tip for Valentine’s: It is not in your best interests to be competitive or combative at this time.


(November 22 - December 21) February is a month of financial stability and reshaping your career in the way you want it to be. Love, romance and friendship, all will serve the best and you will enjoy them for sure. Accidents and major injuries can also be expected, so be careful. Your attitude of switching jobs over a certain period of time will create problems and will give birth to disappointments. Improving your socializing level will help you in getting great rewards. Angels predict an auspicious ceremony and prosperity in family is on the cards. In the mid of the month, you will get good news from your children’s side as they will climb ladder of success. Angels suggest you to control your expenses. Luck, prosperity and happiness all are on your side. Love Tip for Valentine’s: Be open to new recipes and share whatever you learn from this experience.


(December 22 - January 19) After last month’s failures and disappointments, February marks a beginning of all good things for you. This is a month of success; your seniors will support you for your highly ambitious nature and dedication for work. You will get high income and will enjoy this period of life. Cards say luck is in your pocket, but don’t let overconfidence harm you. Angels foretell that you will come in the contact of higher officials, which will lead to increase in your fame. The month has a lot to offer you in every aspect. Personal and professional life would be at their best and you can get an exciting job offer or a great hike in income. You should avoid depending on others and should do your work on your own. Love Tip for Valentine’s: Celebrate and support a renewed sense of adventure moving towards the vision of an ideal relationship.

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